Guest writer John Beamer looks at the technical developments at the Italian Grand Prix. The fine balance involved in setting up a Formula 1 car was a major talking point at Monza as never before. It all revolved around the decisions teams had to make about whether to run their F-ducts or not – and … Continue reading Technical review: Italian Grand Prix
Ferrari fan and photographer Jamey Price was one of the thousands of fans cheering for a home win at Monza last weekend. Read about his experience at the Italian Grand Prix below and have a look at the fantastic photographs he took at Monza of the race and the historic track.
Lewis Hamilton think his low-downforce set-up for the Italian Grand Prix might have paid off had he not crashed out on the first lap of the race. Writing on his official website he said: You can look at the numbers forever, but, at some point, you?óÔé¼Ôäóve just got to get in the car and drive … Continue reading Hamilton: “I could have done some passing”
A dreadful start for Adrian Sutil saw him fall from 11th to last on the first lap at Monza. He explained what happened: I was just in the wrong place everywhere! The start was not particularly good, and in the first corner I think it was Rubens Barrichello who went a bit wide, and I … Continue reading Sutil: “I was in the wrong place everywhere”
The Italian Grand Prix has tightened the championship up again with the top five drivers covered by 24 points heading into the final five races. Find all the F1 Fanatic Italian Grand Prix coverage in one place below ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ from Friday practice to the post-race review and our live comments on every session.
Fernando Alonso enjoyed every Ferrari driver’s dream debut at Monza by winning from pole position – and capping it with the fastest lap of the race. He only made one mistake worthy of the name all race but had enough of a lead over Jenson Button to stay ahead and leap up to third in … Continue reading Late scare with de la Rosa can’t keep Alonso from victory (Ferrari race review)
McLaren only got one car home for the third race in a row. This time it was Lewis Hamilton who failed to finish after banging wheels with Felipe Massa on lap one and coming off worst. Meanwhile Jenson Button came within a pit stop of what could have been a remarkable win with an unusual … Continue reading Set-up gamble pays off for Button as Hamilton crashes (McLaren race review)
Sebastian Vettel bounced back from a mysterious car problem early in the race to claim fourth place by pitting on the final lap. Team mate Mark Webber further added to the team’s constructors’ championship lead with sixth place and put himself back in the lead of the drivers’ championship.
Mercedes kept constructors’ championship rivals Renault at bay by out-scoring them at Monza. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 12 7 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’23.388 (+0.333) 1’23.055 Race position 9 5 Average race lap 1’27.349 (+0.283) 1’27.066 Laps 53/53 53/53 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times … Continue reading Fifth for Rosberg (Mercedes race review)
Nico H?â??lkenberg was fortunate to go unpunished for his chicane-cutting antics in the Italian Grand Prix. Nonetheless this had the hallmarks of a breakthrough performance for the rookie driver as he out-qualified and out-raced veteran team mate Rubens Barrichello.
Robert Kubica faded from fifth at the end of lap one to eighth by the chequered flag. Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov Qualifying position 9 20 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’22.880 (-0.939) 1’23.819 Race position 8 13 Average race lap 1’27.143 (-0.847) 1’27.990 Laps 53/53 53/53 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash … Continue reading Kubica falls to eighth (Renault race review)
A track which promised much for Force India yielded nothing at all. Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi Qualifying position 11 19 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’23.493 (-2.281) 1’25.774 Race position 15 12 Average race lap 1’28.500 (+0.751) 1’27.749 Laps 52/53 53/53 Pit stops 2 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive … Continue reading Bad race for Sutil (Force India race review)
A late gearbox problem allowed Virgin to put one over Lotus. Jarno Trulli Heikki Kovalainen Qualifying position 17 18 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’25.540 (-0.202) 1’25.742 Race position 18 Average race lap 1’31.373 (+0.958) 1’30.415 Laps 46/53 51/53 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in … Continue reading Another gearbox failure (Lotus race review)
Virgin may have finished as best of the new teams but it hasn’t helped their championship cause – they remain in last place. Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 24 21 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’25.934 (-0.04) 1’25.974 Race position 17 20 Average race lap 1’30.368 (-1.28) 1’31.648 Laps 51/53 50/53 Pit stops 1 … Continue reading Glock bounces back (Virgin race review)
HRT were fined $20,000 after one of their mechanics was injured when Sakon Yamamoto was released from his pit box too soon (see separate story). Sakon Yamamoto Bruno Senna Qualifying position 23 22 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’27.020 (+0.173) 1’26.847 Race position 19 Average race lap 1’31.496 (-1.069) 1’32.566 Laps 51/53 11/53 Pit stops 1 … Continue reading Team fined for pit error (HRT race review)
It wasn’t the first time Fernando Alonso had won from pole position and set fastest lap at Monza. But doing it for Ferrari on hallowed Monza ground was more popular with the crowd than it was when he did the same for McLaren three years ago. Read on for more stats and facts from the … Continue reading Alonso’s second Monza hat-trick is more popular (Italian GP stats and facts)
Toro Rosso posted their fifth zero in a row but Sebastien Buemi made encouraging noises about their car development. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 14 15 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’23.681 (-0.238) 1’23.919 Race position 11 16 Average race lap 1’27.729 (-1.848) 1’29.577 Laps 53/53 52/53 Pit stops 1 2 You need to upgrade … Continue reading No points at home (STR race review)
Kamui Kobayashi’s race was over before it began in Monza. Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 16 13 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’24.044 (+0.385) 1’23.659 Race position 14 Average race lap 1’28.358 Laps 52/53 0/53 Pit stops 1 0 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in new … Continue reading No race for Kobayashi (Sauber race review)
Fernando Alonso’s Italian Grand Prix win owed a lot to the speedy work of his pit crew – who he paid tribute to after the race. And low tyre wear allowed drivers to pursue some very unusual strategies. Such as Sebastian Vettel who waited until the final lap to make his mandatory pit stop – … Continue reading Rapid pit stop speeds Alonso to victory (Italian Grand Prix analysis)
Classic Monza scenes at the end of today’s Italian Grand Prix with both Ferrari drivers on the podium and thousands of cheering fans flooding onto the track. Take a look back at today’s race from start to finish with the picture collection below.