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[9 Sep 2012 | 5 Comments | 6,291 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 | 8,602 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 | 1,309 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 | 3,664 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…

History, Italian GP »

[10 Sep 2011 | One Comment | 2,332 views]
10th September – Black Days at Monza

Certain dates in Formula One symbolically mark the end of an era and the beginning of another. None more so than the 10th September, a date worth remembering as we again head to Monza…

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[5 Sep 2011 | No Comment | 3,730 views]
Track Notes – Monza

The Autodromo di Monza is the ultimate power circuit, with over three-quarters of the race spent at full-throttle. Teams prepare their cars with wing elements removed in order to reduce drag to the minimum. It’s all about top speed here.

The first chicane is a relatively new addition, and can lead to contact or a trip over the kerbs. It’s also the best place for overtaking, as cars red-line at 340km/h. The energy going through the brakes here is incredible, and they are susceptible to failure.

The chicane slows the cars through …