Top ten pictures from the 2018 Italian Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2018 Italian Grand Prix weekend.

Marshal

Marshal, Monza, 2018
Marshal, Monza, 2018

Practice began on a very wet track.

Lando Norris

Lando Norris, McLaren MCL33

Among those in action was Lando Norris. McLaren took note of how convincingly he swapped lap times with Fernando Alonso, called him in after nine laps and, two days later, offered him a drive for 2019.

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Marcus Ericsson

Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber, Monza, 2018

The track was largely dry by the time second practice started but a DRS failure caused a violent crash for Marcus Ericsson, who fortunately walked away.

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Monza, 2018

Max Verstappen let his bullishness get the better of him in the race.

Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen

Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Monza, 2018
Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Monza, 2018

Ferrari locked out the front row of the grid on Saturday but you’d struggled to tell it from the facial expressions of Kimi Raikkonen, who’d just set the fastest lap Formula 1 has ever seen, or Sebastian Vettel, who snapped “speak later” at his team after being told he’d qualified second.

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Start

Start, Monza, 2018

While the Ferrari drivers tried to keep Lewis Hamilton back at the start, Brendon Hartley’s race had already ended.

Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas

Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas, Monza, 2018
Max Verstappen, Valtteri Bottas, Monza, 2018

Verstappen was in no mood to give Valtteri Bottas racing room and was penalised five seconds for this clash.

Sergey Sirotkin

Sergey Sirotkin, Williams, Monza, 2018
Sergey Sirotkin, Williams, Monza, 2018

When Romain Grosjean was thrown out of the race it handed Sergey Sirotkin his first F1 point.

Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen

Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Monza, 2018
Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Monza, 2018

Race-winning passes for the lead are rare things in F1, but Hamilton overtook Raikkonen to deny Ferrari a home victory.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Monza, 2018

Not all of the crowd were delighted by Lewis Hamilton’s record-equalling fifth Italian Grand Prix win in seven races, but he didn’t care.

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2 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2018 Italian Grand Prix”

  1. Nice pictures, very good summary of the events.

  2. That last picture! Joyful.

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