2010 Italian Grand Prix – the complete F1 Fanatic race weekend review

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Mark Webber, Michael Schumacher, Monza, 2010

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 ?ǣ from Friday practice to the post-race review and our live comments on every session.

Race results and reaction

Italian Grand Prix review – Alonso beats Button to Monza win

Hamilton apologises after Massa clash – “I made a good start, gained a position, got up to fourth, and, at that moment, perhaps I should have just stayed there for a while”

Alonso says win as good as home victory – Ferrari driver compares Monza win to his 2006 victory at the Circuit de Catalunya

Yamamoto mechanic injured (Video) – Not seen during the race, an amateur cameraman caught the shocking accident in the HRT garage

Alguersuari unhappy with chicane penalty – Toro Rosso driver penalised by stewards for the second race in a row

H???lkenberg’s drive “his best to date” – Sam Michael heaped praise on Nico H???lkenberg and denied he should have had a penalty for cutting the chicane

Italian Grand Prix fastest laps – Alonso claimed the fastest lap while secon-placed Button only had the eighth-fastest lap time

Italian Grand Prix result – Two Ferraris on the podium in Italy

Updated championship points – Webber re-takes the championship lead

Race analysis

Who was the best driver of the Italian Grand Prix weekend? (Poll) – Vote for the most impressive driver at Monza

Rate the race: Italy – What did you think of the race?

Italian Grand Prix analysis – Rapid pit stop speeds Alonso to victory

Italian GP stats and facts – Alonso previously won from pole position with fastest lap while driving for McLaren

Detailed analysis of every team and driver in the Italian Grand Prix

McLaren race review – Set-up gamble pays off for Button as Hamilton crashes
Mercedes race review – Fifth for Rosberg
Red Bull race review – Vettel recovers to surprise fourth after mid-race drama
Ferrari race review – Late scare with de la Rosa can?t keep Alonso from victory
Williams race review – H???lkenberg impresses on his way to seventh
Force India race review – Bad race for Sutil
Renault race review – Kubica falls to eighth
STR race review – No points at home
Lotus race review – Another gearbox failure
HRT race review – Team fined for pit error
Sauber race review – No race for Kobayashi
Virgin race review – Glock bounces back


Italian Grand Prix qualifying – Button splits the Ferraris on the grid

Alonso: pole a ??nice surprise?? – Ferrari driver has narrowly missed pole position before in 2010

Button ??very happy?? with second place – It was his front-row start for McLaren

Hamilton regrets set-up error – He qualified fifth

Petrov demoted to 20th for Glock block – The Renault driver delayed Glock at the start of Q1

Italian Grand Prix grid – Glock and Petrov penalised

Italian Grand Prix pre-race analysis – Ferrari looked strong ahead of their home race


Button fastest as practice starts at Monza – The Ferraris had a quiet first session

FP1 interactive data – High downforce wing works for McLaren in first session

Vettel fastest in second practice at Monza – Both Ferraris showed better pace in hotter conditions

FP2 interactive data – Red Bull to the fore as McLaren vary set-ups

Hamilton leads final Monza practice – The low-downforce set-up on McLaren looked like the way to go on Saturday morning

Live blogs

How we saw the Italian Grand Prix as it unfolded:

Italian Grand Prix live blog
Qualifying – Italian Grand Prix Live Blog
Practice 3 – Italian Grand Prix Live Blog
Practice 2 – Italian Grand Prix live blog
Practice 1 – Italian Grand Prix live blog

Find coverage of every race this season here: F1 2010 Season

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