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Ferrari look strong ahead of home race (Italian Grand Prix pre-race analysis 11th September 2010, 18:18

It’s very rare for pole sitters to get beaten off the line at Monza – and Fernando Alonso has a straight-line speed advantage of more than 11kph over fellow front-row starter Jenson Button to boot. With Felipe Massa starting close behind the two Ferraris have a chance to score the first one-two for the Scuderia […]

Italian Grand Prix qualifying in pictures

The home crowd got a near-perfect result in qualifying at Monza as Ferrari took first and third on the grid for tomorrow’s race. Take a look back at the cars in action during today’s qualifying and final practice session in the picture collection below.

Hamilton regrets set-up error

Lewis Hamilton thinks he made a mistake by deciding to take the F-duct off his car for the Italian Grand Prix. Team mate Jenson Button used the team’s regular rear wing with an F-duct while Hamilton used a much smaller rear wing without an F-duct. He said: I?m a little bit disappointed ?ǣ it would […]

Petrov demoted to 20th for Glock block

Vitaly Petrov has been given a five-place grid penalty for holding up Timo Glock in qualifying. Petrov held Glock up immediately after coming out of the pits at the start of Q1. Glock also has a penalty as his mechanics had to open his gearbox. He starts from the back of the grid and Petrov […]

Button “very happy” with second place

Jenson Button says he’s happy to be second on the grid for the Italian Grand Prix after choosing to use a high downforce rear wing at Monza. He said: First I want to say a big thank you to the team. We came here not sure which direction to take in terms of downforce and […]

Alonso: pole a “nice surprise”

Fernando Alonso said he was pleasantly surprised to take pole position having been afraid someone would beat him in the dying moments of qualifying: It was nice surprise when I stopped in parc fereme. The radio told me we were in first place but there were still cars in their laps and Jenson was pink […]

Alonso takes Ferrari’s first pole of 2010 in Monza (Italian Grand Prix qualifying)

Fernando Alonso will start from pole position for Ferrari in tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix. With Jenson Button taking second place for McLaren there is no Red Bull on the front row for the first time this year. Felipe Massa took third place ahead of Mark Webber.

2010 Italian Grand Prix grid

Row 1 1. Fernando Alonso 1’21.962Ferrari 2. Jenson Button 1’22.084McLaren-Mercedes Row 2 3. Felipe Massa 1’22.293Ferrari 4. Mark Webber 1’22.433Red Bull-Renault Row 3 5. Lewis Hamilton 1’22.623McLaren-Mercedes 6. Sebastian Vettel 1’22.675Red Bull-Renault Row 4 7. Nico Rosberg 1’23.027Mercedes 8. Nico H???lkenberg 1’23.037Williams-Cosworth Row 5 9. Robert Kubica 1’23.039Renault 10. Rubens Barrichello 1’23.328Williams-Cosworth Row 6 11. […]

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Hamilton leads final Monza practice

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in the final practice session for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. But Red Bull and Ferrari showed strong pace with Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa all lapping within two tenths of a second of Hamilton.