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Italian Grand Prix qualifying in pictures 12th September 2009, 18:58

The Monza parkland in autumn sunlight is one of F1’s finest sights. Anyone who didn’t see this afternoon’s GP2 race might find it hard to believe that, shortly after F1 qualifying finished, the sunlight and mid-30s temperatures gave way to dark skies and pouring rain. We may get more rain tomorrow, but in the meantime […]

Hamilton’s light car leaves him vulnerable (Italian GP fuel weights and strategy)

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 beats Adrian Sutil to pole (Italian Grand Prix qualifying)

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 […]

2009 Italian Grand Prix grid

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 […]

A whip-round for Max Mosley

British F1 journalists at the Italian Grand Prix gave Max Mosley a farewell present as he prepares to give up the presidency next month. At a dinner on Thursday he was handed a leaving present bought by the writers – a ??150 brown leather whip. According to a report in The Times, one journalist said […]

Italian Grand Prix qualifying live blog

Review the Italian Grand Prix qualifying live blog below.

Giancarlo Fisichella?s career in video (P2)

F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer concludes his look back at Giancarlo Fisichella’s racing career. Giancarlo Fisichella had a knack of being at the right team at the wrong time. He left Jordan for Benetton in 1998 just as Jordan was reaching its peak. And at the end of 2001 he left Benetton to return for […]

Barrichello’s helmet designed by his children

Rubens Barrichello is using a special helmet design for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix. His children Eduardo (eight) and Fernando (four) helped with the design. It’s Fernando’s birthday this weekend and Barrichello sent him a special message (and posted a picture) on Twitter. The sign on the back of the helmet is the design of […]

Italian Grand Prix practice 3 live blog

Review the Italian Grand Prix practice 3 live blog below.