F1 Fanatic reader Sunny sent in these brilliant pictures from the Italian Grand Prix weekend. Among the moments of action he captured were Sebastien Buemi and Lewis Hamilton’s run-in in qualifying, plus both BMWs stopping with engine failures. Have a look at Sunny’s collection below and read his thoughts on the Monza weekend:
A one-stop strategy worked wonders for Rubens Barrichello in the Italian Grand Prix. That, and an excellent qualifying performance against his team mate. Meanwhile Romain Grosjean had an off-track adventure that seemed to go unnoticed by the TV cameras. This and more in the Italian Grand Prix analysis.
Yesterday’s race was the 80th running of the Italian Grand Prix, and the 60th time it has been a world championship event. So it was fitting that the ‘temple of speed’ served up another of the fastest races of all time – and it was won by the sport’s oldest practitioner. Here are the facts … Continue reading 2009 Italian Grand Prix stats and facts
The rain stayed away and in the Italian Grand Prix we saw Monza in all its glory: soft September sunlight and twitchy race cars with tea-tray rear wings lapping at stunning speed on a circuit steeped in history. And best of all, the place was packed to capacity with some of the most passionate F1 … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix in pictures
Smart strategy and rock-solid pace won the Italian Grand Prix for Rubens Barrichello who led home team mate Jenson Button as Lewis Hamilton crashed out.
1. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 2. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 4. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes 5. Fernando Alonso, Renault 6. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 7. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 8. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault 9. Giancarlo Fisichella, Ferrari 10. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 11. Timo Glock, Toyota 12. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 13. Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso-Ferrari … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix result
A Brawn one-two and a dramatic last lap – what did you think of the Italian Grand Prix? Rate the race out of ten and leave a comment below.
Drivers’ championship Driver Points 1 Jenson Button 80 2 Rubens Barrichello 66 3 Sebastian Vettel 54 4 Mark Webber 51.5 5 Kimi Raikkonen 40 6 Nico Rosberg 30.5 7 Lewis Hamilton 27 8 Jarno Trulli 22.5 9 Felipe Massa 22 10 Heikki Kovalainen 20 11 Fernando Alonso 20 12 Timo Glock 16 13 Nick Heidfeld … Continue reading Championship standings after Italy
Adrian Sutil will be able to go one lap longer than Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Italian Grand Prix. But Heikki Kovalainen could be the man to watch as he’s fuelled to make his pit stop much later than the three drivers in front of him. Here’s the fuel weights in full.
Lewis Hamilton and Adrian Sutil will share the front row of a grid for the Italian Grand Prix tomorrow. It’s the first time they’ve done so since 2005 at Zandvoort – when the pair were team mates in the F3 Euroseries. A last-gap effort from Hamilton seized pole position from the Force India driver. Sutil … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton beats Adrian Sutil to pole (Italian Grand Prix qualifying)
1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’24.066 2. Adrian Sutil, Force India-Mercedes – 1’24.261 3. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’24.523 4. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’24.845 5. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’25.015 6. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’25.030 7. Vitantonio Liuzzi, Force India-Mercedes – 1’25.043 8. Fernando Alonso, Renault – 1’25.072 9. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault … Continue reading 2009 Italian Grand Prix grid
There must’ve been some hasty revisions to the Italian Grand Prix programme as a new home driver was added to the entry list at the expense of another, As Giancarlo Fisichella moved over to Ferrari, Vitantonio Liuzzi took his place at Force India. Here’s the first pictures of them in action for their new teams … Continue reading Fisichella makes Ferrari debut and Liuzzi returns for Force India (pictures)
Earlier this week the signs pointed to a dry weekend at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. But now forecasts are starting to indicate a chance of wet weather this weekend. The Metrociel precipitation map shows rainfall arriving at the circuit on Saturday afternoon – potentially during qualifying – and remaining into Sunday. (See here … Continue reading Italian GP weather update: rain again?
The Monza circuit operators have installed new kerbs in four places on the track. Significantly, the kerbs feature high raised parts to discourage drivers from using anything more than the flattest part of the corners. Ferrari themselves have acknowledged their car is not so good over kerbs, which could lead to suspicion that the Italian … Continue reading Monza’s new kerbs are not likely to stop corner-cutting controversies
Vitantonio Liuzzi has been confirmed by Force India as their replacement for Giancarlo Fisichella, as tipped here last week. Liuzzi’s confirmation means there will be three home drivers racing in this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
Two of the last three Grands Prix have been won with cars with Kinetic Energy Recovery Systems – and there’s every chance the Italian Grand Prix will too. This year the passionate Tifosi will have something extra-special to cheer for. For the first since Nicola Larini steered a prancing horse to a forgotten second on … Continue reading Monza will be a race between the KERS cars (Italian Grand Prix preview)
Here are the times for the BBC’s F1 coverage of this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix: Friday 11th September 8:55-10:35 – First practice (BBC Red Button and online) 12:55-13:45 – Second practice (BBC Red Button and online) Saturday 12th September 9:55-11:05 – Third practice (BBC Red Button and online) 12:10-14:10 – Qualifying (BBC1, Red Button and … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix TV times
The forecast is there should be no repeat of last year’s unusually wet weather at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix this weekend. Three days of hot, dry weather with temperatures reaching the 30s are expected. Only a few sites are predicting any chance of rain – AccuWeather gives a low chance of light rain … Continue reading Hot, dry weather expected for Monza
Giancarlo Fisichella will drive for Ferrari in his home Grand Prix at Monza next weekend, the team has confirmed. He will be the first Italian to drive for Ferrari in his home Grand Prix at Monza since Ivan Capelli in 1992.
Force India has moved quickly to deny remarks made by its commercial director Ian Phillips that Ferrari will confirm Giancarlo Fisichella as its driver for the Italian Grand Prix within the next 24 hours. Phillips, who often appears on the BBC’s F1 coverage, told the broadcaster: Nobody’s asked us yet but I think it’s pretty … Continue reading Force India deny Fisichella move claim