Fernando Alonso’s Italian Grand Prix win owed a lot to the speedy work of his pit crew – who he paid tribute to after the race. And low tyre wear allowed drivers to pursue some very unusual strategies. Such as Sebastian Vettel who waited until the final lap to make his mandatory pit stop – … Continue reading Rapid pit stop speeds Alonso to victory (Italian Grand Prix analysis)
Classic Monza scenes at the end of today’s Italian Grand Prix with both Ferrari drivers on the podium and thousands of cheering fans flooding onto the track. Take a look back at today’s race from start to finish with the picture collection below.
Jaime Alguersuari was unhappy to be given a penalty for cutting a chicane for the second race in a row. The Toro Rosso driver said: Italian Grand Prix in pictures I really don?óÔé¼Ôäót understand why I got the drive-through penalty. It?óÔé¼Ôäós the second time in two races that I have got one of these! As … Continue reading Alguersuari unhappy with chicane penalty
Fernando Alonso set the fastest lap in the Italian Grand Prix. 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 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’24.139 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’24.278 … Continue reading Italian Grand Prix fastest laps
Lewis Hamilton rued his contact with Felipe Massa on the first lap of the Italian Grand Prix. He apologised to his team after crashing out of the race on the first lap: Italian Grand Prix in pictures I made a good start, gained a position, got up to fourth, and, at that moment, perhaps I … Continue reading Hamilton apologises after Massa clash
One of Sakon Yamamoto’s HRT mechanics was knocked down and injured during his pit stop in today’s Italian Grand Prix. The team released the following statement: Italian Grand Prix in pictures A member of the Hispania Racing, HRT F1 Team, had an incident during Sakon Yamamoto?óÔé¼Ôäós pit-stop. He has remained conscious all the time and … Continue reading Yamamoto mechanic injured (Video)
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.
Fernando Alonso said his win for Ferrari in the Italian Grand Prix felt as good as his home victory four years ago. Speaking in the post-race press conference he said: Italian Grand Prix in pictures It’s something maybe I can only compare with the feeling I had in 2006 winning in Barcelona, my home Grand … Continue reading Alonso says win as good as home victory
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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
It’s very rare for pole sitters to get beaten off the line at Monza – and Fernando Alonso has a straight-line speed advantage of more than 11kph over fellow front-row starter Jenson Button to boot. With Felipe Massa starting close behind the two Ferraris have a chance to score the first one-two for the Scuderia … Continue reading Ferrari look strong ahead of home race (Italian Grand Prix pre-race analysis
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.
Lewis Hamilton thinks he made a mistake by deciding to take the F-duct off his car for the Italian Grand Prix. Team mate Jenson Button used the team’s regular rear wing with an F-duct while Hamilton used a much smaller rear wing without an F-duct. He said: I?óÔé¼Ôäóm a little bit disappointed ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ it would … Continue reading Hamilton regrets set-up error
Vitaly Petrov has been given a five-place grid penalty for holding up Timo Glock in qualifying. Petrov held Glock up immediately after coming out of the pits at the start of Q1. Glock also has a penalty as his mechanics had to open his gearbox. He starts from the back of the grid and Petrov … Continue reading Petrov demoted to 20th for Glock block
Jenson Button says he’s happy to be second on the grid for the Italian Grand Prix after choosing to use a high downforce rear wing at Monza. He said: First I want to say a big thank you to the team. We came here not sure which direction to take in terms of downforce and … Continue reading Button “very happy” with second place
Fernando Alonso said he was pleasantly surprised to take pole position having been afraid someone would beat him in the dying moments of qualifying: It was nice surprise when I stopped in parc fereme. The radio told me we were in first place but there were still cars in their laps and Jenson was pink … Continue reading Alonso: pole a “nice surprise”
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.