H???lkenberg’s drive “his best to date”

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Williams technical director Sam Michael said Nico H???lkenberg’s drive to seventh in the Italian Grand Prix was his best showing so far in Formula 1: Nico finished sixth in Budapest, but he was consistently strong throughout the whole weekend in Monza. I would say then that, yes, his overall performance was his best to date. … Continue reading H???lkenberg’s drive “his best to date”

Late scare with de la Rosa can’t keep Alonso from victory (Ferrari race review)

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Fernando Alonso enjoyed every Ferrari driver’s dream debut at Monza by winning from pole position – and capping it with the fastest lap of the race. He only made one mistake worthy of the name all race but had enough of a lead over Jenson Button to stay ahead and leap up to third in … Continue reading Late scare with de la Rosa can’t keep Alonso from victory (Ferrari race review)

Set-up gamble pays off for Button as Hamilton crashes (McLaren race review)

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McLaren only got one car home for the third race in a row. This time it was Lewis Hamilton who failed to finish after banging wheels with Felipe Massa on lap one and coming off worst. Meanwhile Jenson Button came within a pit stop of what could have been a remarkable win with an unusual … Continue reading Set-up gamble pays off for Button as Hamilton crashes (McLaren race review)

Fifth for Rosberg (Mercedes race review)

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Mercedes kept constructors’ championship rivals Renault at bay by out-scoring them at Monza. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 12 7 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’23.388 (+0.333) 1’23.055 Race position 9 5 Average race lap 1’27.349 (+0.283) 1’27.066 Laps 53/53 53/53 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times … Continue reading Fifth for Rosberg (Mercedes race review)

Kubica falls to eighth (Renault race review)

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Robert Kubica faded from fifth at the end of lap one to eighth by the chequered flag. Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov Qualifying position 9 20 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’22.880 (-0.939) 1’23.819 Race position 8 13 Average race lap 1’27.143 (-0.847) 1’27.990 Laps 53/53 53/53 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash … Continue reading Kubica falls to eighth (Renault race review)

Bad race for Sutil (Force India race review)

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A track which promised much for Force India yielded nothing at all. Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi Qualifying position 11 19 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’23.493 (-2.281) 1’25.774 Race position 15 12 Average race lap 1’28.500 (+0.751) 1’27.749 Laps 52/53 53/53 Pit stops 2 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive … Continue reading Bad race for Sutil (Force India race review)

Another gearbox failure (Lotus race review)

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A late gearbox problem allowed Virgin to put one over Lotus. Jarno Trulli Heikki Kovalainen Qualifying position 17 18 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’25.540 (-0.202) 1’25.742 Race position 18 Average race lap 1’31.373 (+0.958) 1’30.415 Laps 46/53 51/53 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in … Continue reading Another gearbox failure (Lotus race review)

Glock bounces back (Virgin race review)

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Virgin may have finished as best of the new teams but it hasn’t helped their championship cause – they remain in last place. Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 24 21 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’25.934 (-0.04) 1’25.974 Race position 17 20 Average race lap 1’30.368 (-1.28) 1’31.648 Laps 51/53 50/53 Pit stops 1 … Continue reading Glock bounces back (Virgin race review)

Team fined for pit error (HRT race review)

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HRT were fined $20,000 after one of their mechanics was injured when Sakon Yamamoto was released from his pit box too soon (see separate story). Sakon Yamamoto Bruno Senna Qualifying position 23 22 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’27.020 (+0.173) 1’26.847 Race position 19 Average race lap 1’31.496 (-1.069) 1’32.566 Laps 51/53 11/53 Pit stops 1 … Continue reading Team fined for pit error (HRT race review)

Alonso’s second Monza hat-trick is more popular (Italian GP stats and facts)

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It wasn’t the first time Fernando Alonso had won from pole position and set fastest lap at Monza. But doing it for Ferrari on hallowed Monza ground was more popular with the crowd than it was when he did the same for McLaren three years ago. Read on for more stats and facts from the … Continue reading Alonso’s second Monza hat-trick is more popular (Italian GP stats and facts)

No points at home (STR race review)

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Toro Rosso posted their fifth zero in a row but Sebastien Buemi made encouraging noises about their car development. Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 14 15 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’23.681 (-0.238) 1’23.919 Race position 11 16 Average race lap 1’27.729 (-1.848) 1’29.577 Laps 53/53 52/53 Pit stops 1 2 You need to upgrade … Continue reading No points at home (STR race review)

No race for Kobayashi (Sauber race review)

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Kamui Kobayashi’s race was over before it began in Monza. Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 16 13 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’24.044 (+0.385) 1’23.659 Race position 14 Average race lap 1’28.358 Laps 52/53 0/53 Pit stops 1 0 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in new … Continue reading No race for Kobayashi (Sauber race review)