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2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll) 8th October 2008, 11:00

The official 2009 F1 calendar has been published with the Canadian Grand Prix mysteriously absent. That?s not the only change for next year, with Abu Dhabi arriving on the calendar as the new season finale. Has the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone done a better job with the 2009 F1 calendar than the 2008 schedule? Compare […]

How Raikkonen, Hamilton and Massa’s lap times compared at Monza 17th September 2008, 15:00

The three championship rivals had varying fortunes in the mixed weather at Monza. At one time or another each was substantially faster than the other. Here’s a look at how their lap times compared during the Italian Grand Prix:

Could Sebastien Bourdais have beaten Sebastian Vettel in the Italian GP?

A tale of two Toro Rossos: Sebastiaan Vettel started from pole position, led 49 of 53 laps, and won the race. Sebastien Bourdais started fourth on the grid, but his car stalled leaving him a lap behind, which ruined his race. I read on another site that, ignoring his first lap problem, Bourdais’ race time […]

John Beamer’s F1 tech file: Monza 16th September 2008, 15:00

In what I hope will become a regular series John Beamer, editor of F1-Pitlane, takes a look at the teams’ technical developments from the Italian Grand Prix. Not only is Monza a classic F1 track but it unique among current F1 tracks in that it demands teams to bring one-off aero packages to the race. […]

2008 Italian Grand Prix in pictures 15th September 2008, 15:21

Here’s a selection of pictures from the Italian Grand Prix showing the terrible conditions at the start of the race, Hamilton, Massa and Raikkonen’s progress through the field, Sebastian Vettel celebrating his maiden win and more.

2008 Italian GP facts and stats

Sebastien Vettel broke a couple of Fernando Alonso’s records for being the youngest driver to win a race and start from pole position. The Italian Grand Prix also saw the youngest ever podium and one of Michael Schumacher’s records was equalled as well. See the stats and facts round-up in full below.

Overtaking galore at wet Monza (Video) 14th September 2008, 18:43

It doesn’t usually rain on the Italian Grand Prix but the wet surface at Monza – just as at Silverstone and Spa – gave us some excellent racing. Here’s video of some of the best passes and key incidents involving Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Mark Webber, Jarno Trulli, David Coulthard and others:

Sebastian Vettel brushes title rivals aside to win

Sebastian Vettel became F1’s youngest winner in the Italian Grand Prix. He finished first ahead of Heikki Kovalainen and Robert Kubica.

Championship standings after Italy

Lewis Hamilton is now just a single point ahead of Felipe Massa following the Italian Grand Prix. Meanwhile Sebastian Vettel’s win has propelled him up to ninth and his Toro Rosso team into sixth in the constructors’ championship. Full championship standings below.

Sebastian Vettel is youngest F1 winner

Sebastian Vettel became the youngest driver to take pole position for a Grand Prix yesterday and today he became the youngest ever Grand Prix winner. Vettel won the Italian Grand Prix with a stunning drive in a race that saw the full spectrum of weather conditions. At 21 years and 74 days ago he beats […]