Fernando Alonso lost the lead at the start of the Italian Grand Prix but recovered to win from Jenson Button. Button finished second ahead of Felipe Massa. But team mate Lewis Hamilton’s title hopes suffered a blow when he crashed out on the first lap.
Drivers’ championship Position Driver Points 1 Mark Webber 187 2 Lewis Hamilton 182 3 Fernando Alonso 166 4 Jenson Button 165 5 Sebastian Vettel 163 6 Felipe Massa 124 7 Nico Rosberg 112 8 Robert Kubica 108 9 Michael Schumacher 46 10 Adrian Sutil 45 11 Rubens Barrichello 31 12 Kamui Kobayashi 21 13 Vitaly … Continue reading Webber re-takes championship lead – points in full
Pos Num Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Grid 1 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 53 1 2 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 53 2.938 2.938 2 3 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 53 4.223 1.285 3 4 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 53 28.196 23.973 6 5 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 53 29.942 1.746 7 6 6 Mark … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix result
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.
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.
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?â??lkenberg 1’23.037Williams-Cosworth Row 5 9. Robert Kubica 1’23.039Renault 10. Rubens Barrichello 1’23.328Williams-Cosworth Row 6 11. … Continue reading 2010 Italian Grand Prix grid
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.
There may have been just five hundredths of a second between Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button’s lap times in second practice – but Hamilton’s car was almost 12kph faster in a straight line. Encouragingly, the top three teams are very evenly matched – their best ultimate laps covered by just 0.076 seconds. Here’s the data … Continue reading Red Bull to the fore as McLaren vary set-ups (FP2 interactive data)
The cars sported a range of different aerodynamic packages in practice today. Some used conventional shallow Monza wings, some used normal shaped wings and several experimented with whether or not to use their F-ducts. Have a look at who was trying what in the pictures from today’s practice sessions below.
Sebastian Vettel was fastest in the second practice session at Monza. He pipped Fernando Alonso by seven hundredths of a second and Felipe Massa underlined Ferrari’s pace with the third fastest time. Massa had been poised to improve his time before going off at the exit of the Parabolica at speed.
The teams were testing different aerodynamic solutions in first practice at Monza and getting very different results. Those who set the fastest lap times, like McLaren and Renault, were among the slowest through the speed traps. The interactive data below shows more of what we learned from the first session.
Jenson Button was fastest for McLaren in the first practice session of the weekend at Monza. He was a tenth of a second faster than Sebastian Vettel’s Red Bull with Lewis Hamilton setting third fastest time in the other McLaren.
Pedro de la Rosa is not expecting his C29 to suit the high-speed configuration of Monza in next week’s Italian Grand Prix. The Sauber driver said: This track is a classic, it has a lot of personality and is different to any other we race on. This is what I like a lot about Monza, … Continue reading Monza “not going to be easy” – de la Rosa
Which driver did the best job during the Belgian Grand Prix weekend? See below for my pick of the best drivers in the Belgian Grand Prix. Review each driver’s race weekend in detail below and vote for who you thought was the most impressive driver.
Kamui Kobayashi scored points for the fourth time in five races despite an error in qualifying. Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 24 17 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 2’05.294 (+3.01) 2’02.284 Race position 11 8 Average race lap 2’02.279 (+0.44) 2’01.840 Laps 44/44 44/44 Pit stops 4 2 You need to upgrade your … Continue reading Points for Kobayashi (Sauber race review)
Two of the quickest pit stops of the race helped Mark Webber claim secnd place in Spa. He had the fastest pit stop of the race on lap 22. It might have allowed him to take second place of Robert Kubica but the Renault driver enjoyed the second-best stop of the race when he came … Continue reading Belgian Grand Prix pit stops
You need to upgrade your Flash Player View interactive chart full screen Tick/untick drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó names to show their laps, click and drag to zoom Rank Driver Car Fastest lap Deficit to fastest lap 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’49.069 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’49.395 0.326 3 Robert Kubica Renault 1’49.807 0.738 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari … Continue reading Belgian Grand Prix fastest laps
The Belgian Grand Prix was scarcely short of incidents with crashes, overtaking and two appearances from the safety car. As is so often the case the Ardennes weather provided all four seasons in one race. Take a look back at the action with this collection of pictures from Sunday at Spa.
Lewis Hamilton won his third race of the year in Spa to take back the lead of the drivers’ championship. He passed Mark Webber at the start and clung on to win as a series of showers hit the track causing an action-packed race. They were the only two of the top five championship runners … Continue reading Hamilton wins wet-weather thriller in Spa (Belgian Grand Prix race review)
Drivers’ championship points Position Driver Points 1 Lewis Hamilton 182 2 Mark Webber 179 3 Sebastian Vettel 151 4 Jenson Button 147 5 Fernando Alonso 141 6 Felipe Massa 109 7 Robert Kubica 104 8 Nico Rosberg 102 9 Adrian Sutil 45 10 Michael Schumacher 44 11 Rubens Barrichello 30 12 Kamui Kobayashi 21 13 … Continue reading Hamilton back in the championship lead – points in full