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[9 Sep 2012 | 5 Comments | 6,323 views]
Italian GP: Tyre and Pit Stop Strategy

Lewis Hamilton won the Italian Grand Prix in dominant fashion, although Jenson Button’s retirement denied McLaren an even better day. Still, Red Bull saw both cars fail to finish so there was little room for complaint. The nearly universal strategy was to one-stop, starting out on the softer, medium-compound…

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[8 Sep 2012 | One Comment | 8,630 views]
Stats from Monza Qualifying

McLaren locked out the front row for the Italian Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton pipped Jenson Button to pole with a time of 1 minute 24.010 seconds. Felipe Massa’s third place, however, underlined Ferrari’s potential but team mate Fernando Alonso had to settle for tenth when mechanical problems curtailed his session. The Spaniard had gone quickest in both Q1 and Q2…

Grand Prix View, Italian GP »

[6 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 1,323 views]
The Grand Prix File: Italy

A cathedral to speed, Monza has hosted grands prix since 1922 and while the circuit no longer uses its now crumbling, historic banking, the experience is still epic – this is the fastest circuit in Formula One, and can be taken at an average speed of over 250km/h…

Grand Prix View, Headline, Italian GP, Race Preview »

[3 Sep 2012 | 5 Comments | 3,799 views]
Preview of the Italian Grand Prix

The second of back-to-back classic circuits sees the European leg of the Formula One season draw to a close at Monza. Jenson Button goes into the weekend hoping that his second half of the season continues as it started with victory and not quickly fizzle out as the first half did. Sebastian Vettel is another with greater optimism after taking out a big chunk from Fernando Alonso’s lead…

Italian GP, Personal musings, Rules and Regulations »

[13 Sep 2011 | 33 Comments | 5,272 views]
Sorry, who is the Steward?

One of the controversial moments from this weekend surrounded Michael Schumacher’s robust defence against Lewis Hamilton – at one point the McLaren driver was even forced on to the grass at the Curva Grande so as to avoid a collision. Did Schumacher overstep the mark? More worryingly, however, seems to be the question of who decides…

Headline, Italian GP, Race Reaction »

[11 Sep 2011 | 4 Comments | 2,061 views]
Vettel Cruises to Victory at Monza

Sebastian Vettel took his eighth win of the season to move within touching distance of his second World Championship. Jenson Button came out ahead of a battle with Fernando Alonso, who had briefly held the lead during the opening laps. The Ferrari driver eventually finished third with Lewis Hamilton right on his tail…