Two years ago Lewis Hamilton lost his pole position advantage at Monza but recovered to take victory – a feat he was unable to repeat after a similar start today.
Fernando Alonso set the fastest lap of the Italian Grand Prix – the first time McLaren have set the quickest lap in a race in over three years.
The 2016 Italian Grand Prix in pictures.
Lewis Hamilton’s championship lead has been reduced to two points following Nico Rosberg’s victory at Monza.
Nico Rosberg won the Italian Grand Prix, leading a Mercedes one-two ahead of team mate Lewis Hamilton.
Nico Rosberg claimed victory in the Italian Grand Prix to reduce Lewis Hamilton’s championship lead to two points.
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Theoretically, there is one realistic way Ferrari could snatch a home victory from the Mercedes drivers, despite the silver cars’ 0.8s advantage in qualifying.
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2016 Italian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton dominated proceedings in qualifying at Monza, taking his seventh pole position of the season by almost half a second from Nico Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton comfortably took pole position at Monza ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg and the two Mercedes drivers.
Only one of Mercedes’ rivals managed to lap within a second of the flying W07s in the final practice session for the Italian Grand Prix.
Having fallen behind Red Bull, the long straights of Monza saw Ferrari out-pace their closest rivals on Friday. And they may be closer to Mercedes too.
Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two in the second practice session for the Italian Grand Prix but Sebastian Vettel got within half a second of his time.
Nico Rosberg put Mercedes on top in the first practice session at Monza as the team were among few to run the super-soft tyres in the first session.
Pictures from the first day of practice for the 2016 Italian Grand Prix.
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