What strategy can Raikkonen, Hamilton and Kubica use to get to the front?

Championship contenders Robert Kubica, Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton have qualified well below their typical starting places for the Italian Grand Prix. Kubica starts 11th, Raikkonen 14th and Hamilton 15th. Before this race their average starting positions respectively were 4.62, 4.23 and 3.62. So what strategy should they follow to increase their chances of moving […]

Giorgio Pantano wins title despite penalty (GP2)

Giorgio Pantano won the GP2 championship in the feature race at Monza today despite losing his win due to a drive-through penalty. The Italian driver led most of the race on a wet but drying track. However after making his mandatory pit stop he crossed the white line at the pit lane exit and was […]

Giorgio Pantano beats Bruno Senna to the GP2 title – but will he reach F1?

Giorgio Pantano has become the fourth GP2 champion in this afternoon’s feature race. Pantano beat Bruno Senna to win the title which, so far, has been a passport to F1. But while Senna has been linked to several teams, there has been so sign Pantano is about to return to F1, where he raced briefly […]

Sebastian Vettel is youngest F1 pole man

Sebastian Vettel’s pole position for the Italian Grand Prix makes him the youngest driver ever to qualify first for a Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso was the previous holder of the record at 21 years and 236 days when he took pole position in the 2003 Malaysian Grand Prix. Vettel is 21 years and 73 days […]

Sebastian Vettel on pole as Massa leads title rivals (2008 Italian GP qualifying)

Sebastian Vettel starred in a thrilling wet-weather qualifying session at Monza to score his and Toro Rosso’s first ever pole position. But the championship contenders had mixed fortunes with Felipe Massa starting sixth, Robert Kubica 11th, Kimi Raikkonen 14th and Lewis Hamilton 15th. It promises a thrilling race tomorrow.

Will Fernando Alonso pick BMW, Honda or stay at Renault in 2009?

Ferrari has confirmed Kimi Raikkonen will drive for the team for at least one more season in 2010. With Felipe Massa contracted for the same duration, the Scuderia will not be looking for any news drivers until 2011 at the earliest. So where does this leave Fernando Alonso? The Renault driver was widely tipped to […]

Hamilton penalty: FIA closes the stable door after the horse has bolted (Video)

Five days after the Hamilton penalty controversy the FIA has announced how drivers should behave if they cut a corner and gain an advantage while racing a driver for position. According to Autosport: Drivers [have been] informed that in the event of a driver cutting a chicane and gaining a position, he not only had […]

Italian GP history 1989-2007 (Video)


Journeyer finishes off his look at the history of the Italian Grand Prix with a final selection of videos. See part one and part two. Modern-day Monza is the last one of a dying breed. It is the last proper low-downforce track on the calendar. With Hockenheim’s revision in 2002, Monza’s value to the calendar […]

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