Journeyer finishes off his look at the history of the Italian Grand Prix with a final selection of videos. See part one and part two. Modern-day Monza is the last one of a dying breed. It is the last proper low-downforce track on the calendar. With Hockenheim’s revision in 2002, Monza’s value to the calendar … Continue reading Italian GP history 1989-2007 (Video)
The expectation of wet weather at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix makes the result harder to predict. Where we might have expected the usual Ferrari-McLaren battle at the front, the likes of Robert Kubica and Fernando Alonso will be rubbing their hands with glee in anticipation of precipitation. Find out who did best with the … Continue reading 2008 Italian Grand Prix predictions
Here’s the Red Bulletin Italian Grand Prix preview video. It features a 3D guide to the track, and Murray Walker’s thoughts on the famous Ferrari one-two in 1988, shortly after the death of Enzo Ferrari.
The battle at the back of the grid has become closer in recent races with Force India taking the fight to Honda and Williams-Toyota. Will Monza offer Force India, with their powerful Ferrari engines, a realistic chance of beating Honda, whose engine is believed to be one of the weakest?
Here’s the second part of Journeyer’s guide to the Italian Grand Prix – part one is here. Monza has always been known as the ‘Temple of Speed’. But in the early 1970s many were thinking there was too much speed. Following the events of 1970, Monza would start putting chicanes in place to slow the … Continue reading Italian GP history 1970-1988 (Video)
The 2008 F1 season could see a fourth race hit by rain this weekend. A wet Italian Grand Prix is very rare but there are strong predictions for wet weather during qualifying this weekend as well as the Grand Prix itself.
After the European Grand Prix I created a series of charts to see how the race lap times by the drivers in each of the top three teams compared. This time I’ve repeated the exercise for all 20 drivers in the Belgian Grand Prix. Which drivers coped best with the wet weather? Which team mates … Continue reading Belgian GP: team mate performances
F1 team bosses have put more pressure on Bernie Ecclestone to put the United States Grand Prix back on the calendar in 2010. However the venue for the race may not be the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the race was last held from 2000-2007.
Journeyer takes us through the history of one of F1’s oldest and grandest races, the Italian Grand Prix. Parts two and three will follow over the next two days. From one historic race to another, F1 goes on what may be its best back-to-back for years: we leave Spa for Monza. And there’s two great … Continue reading Italian GP history 1931-1969 (Video)
Over 26,000 people have now signed a petition decrying the FIA’s penalty against Lewis Hamilton in the Belgian Grand Prix. When I began writing this post there were just over 25,900 signatures on it. Now there are 26,202. It’s easy to by cynical about how effective online petitions are, but you have to be impressed … Continue reading Will Hamilton’s petition beat Alonso’s?
At Valencia Ferrari and (Ferrari-engined) Toro Rosso dominated the speed traps. Monza has a similar mix of long straights and slow corners, so will the Ferrari-powered cars be at the front once again? And can McLaren or BMW do anything to stop the red cars running riot in front of their home crowd?
Jarno Trulli looks back on his motor racing career in this video from Toyota. The Italian one-time Grand Prix winner talks about getting started in karts and memorable moment from F1. It also shows the roads around his home town of Pescara, which held the 1957 Italian Grand Prix. And, of course, Trulli’s passion for … Continue reading Jarno Trulli on his F1 career (Video)
Timo Glock has been relegated from eighth to ninth place in the Belgian Grand Prix after passing Mark Webber under yellow flags in the vicinity of Kimi Raikkonen’s crashed Ferrari. Glock had finished eighth, but was given a 25-second penalty by the stewards, dropping him to ninth. No word yet on any penalty for Lewis … Continue reading Timo Glock loses point after penalty