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Webber re-takes championship lead – points in full 12th September 2010, 14:26
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 [...]
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 [...]
Italian Grand Prix qualifying in pictures 11th September 2010, 17:02
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 Hülkenberg 1’23.037Williams-Cosworth Row 5 9. Robert Kubica 1’23.039Renault 10. Rubens Barrichello 1’23.328Williams-Cosworth Row 6 11. [...]
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.
Red Bull to the fore as McLaren vary set-ups (FP2 interactive data) 10th September 2010, 16:46
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 [...]
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.