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How Raikkonen, Hamilton and Massa’s lap times compared at Monza

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:

Those Santander trophies are rubbish – and probably break F1’s rules


After the Italian Grand Prix Todd was unimpressed with the Santander logo trophies that were given to the drivers: F1 trophies I would have thought would be a very special thing, usually events have a very well designed trophy to commemorate the victory, but now – and for the rest of his life – Sebastian […]

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 […]

Has Singapore’s F1 track held a race?

The next stop on the F1 calendar is another all-new venue. Like Valencia last month, the Singapore track is a street circuit, although a larger proportion of the circuit is expected to be actual roads rather than purpose-built track. A few weeks before the European Grand Prix the organisers put on an event for Formula […]

John Beamer’s F1 tech file: Monza

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. […]

The Ben Evans column: F1 Olympics

F1Fanatic guest writer Ben Evans pushes the case for motor racing to be part of the 2012 London Olympics. Every four years at some point during the Olympics the debate rumbles around ?ǣ why is motorsport not included? Usually this is dismissed out of hand – the Olympics is a battle of man not machine, […]

Four of F1’s ‘unwritten rules’

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At the Italian Grand Prix weekend driving standards was a hot topic again – hardly surprising given the furore over Lewis Hamilton’s penalty at Spa, and Monza’s combination of two tight chicanes plus a soaking wet track. With Hamilton’s appeal against his penalty due to be heard on Monday 22nd September it’s a good time […]

2008 Italian Grand Prix in pictures


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.

Sebastian Vettel: Is he Germany’s next Michael Schumacher?

Here’s what I wrote about Sebastian Vettel after he scored his first point at Indianapolis last year: He was only going to get more attention than Hamilton on his debut if he?d stuck his BMW on pole, won the race, set fastest lap and snogged Bernie Ecclestone afterwards. But what he did do was damn […]

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.