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Posted on Monday, September 5, 2016

Vettel pleased with Monza podium

Sebastian Vettel scored a podium finish at his team’s home race in Monza for the second successive year on Sunday. With this result he ended Ferrari's run of four races without a top-three finish and is now positive that the Italian squad will come back to a better form in the future. The German saw the chequered flag third behind the Mercedes duo of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton after starting the Italian Grand Prix from the same position. “Of course I am very happy […]

Posted on Sunday, September 4, 2016

Rosberg beats Hamilton to Monza victory

Nico Rosberg capitalised on a disastrous start for team-mate Lewis Hamilton to take a comfortable win at the Italian Grand Prix and slash his team-mate's championship lead to just two points. Rosberg charged into the lead as Hamilton suffered a poor getaway and fell to sixth, and he ultimately went unchallenged en route to a second consecutive victory. Hamilton was able to dispatch Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas to climb into fourth place, and Mercedes' one-stop strategy allowed him to take second. The Briton looked […]

Posted on Friday, September 2, 2016

Hamilton heads Rosberg in FP2 at Monza

Lewis Hamilton snatched the advantage heading into the Italian GP weekend by topping second practice ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Hamilton registered a 1:22.801 on the supersoft tyres to set the pace by just under two tenths of a second on a scorching afternoon at Monza. Sebastian Vettel was within half a second of Hamilton's benchmark in third, a couple of tenths clear of Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen. Red Bull enjoyed a stronger afternoon as Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo took fifth and sixth […]

Posted on Friday, September 2, 2016

Rosberg leads Hamilton in Monza FP1

Nico Rosberg edged out Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton to set the pace in the opening practice session ahead of the Italian GP at Monza. The duo traded top spot throughout the first half of the session, but it was Rosberg who wound up fastest courtesy of an impressive 1:22.959, two tenths quicker than 2015 Monza winner Hamilton could manage. Kimi Raikkonen was a second adrift of Rosberg's benchmark in third as home favourites Ferrari trialled an upgraded engine, with Sebastian Vettel fourth. Force India looked […]

Posted on Thursday, September 1, 2016

2016 Italian Grand PrixView

Formula 1’s European season will end in style this weekend at a circuit steeped in history and in a moment when the title battle is more alive than ever. It’s the Italian Grand Prix at magical Monza, the fastest track of the season where drivers will be reaching speeds up to 340 km/h. The Italian Grand Prix was part of the inaugural Formula 1 championship back in 1950 and has been held every year since, same as the British GP. The first event was held […]

Posted on Saturday, July 2, 2016

2016 Italian GP - Friday Press Conference

Transcript of the Friday Press Conference organised by the FIA for the 2016 Italian Grand Prix. Team representatives – Mattia Binotto (Ferrari), Luca Furbatto (Manor), Aldo Costa (Mercedes), Franz Tost (Toro Rosso), Paul Hembery (Pirelli), Guenther Steiner (Haas) Q: Mattia, if we could start with you: Ferrari are using the final development tokens on the engine this weekend, what are you hoping it's going to bring? Mattia Binotto: It will be difficult to judge and I think we will discover it tomorrow in qualifying. No […]

Posted on Friday, July 1, 2016

2016 Italian GP - Thursday Press Conference

Transcript of the Thursday Press Conference organised by the FIA for the 2016 Italian Grand Prix. Drivers – Esteban Gutierrez (Haas), Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso), Kevin Magnussen (Renault), Jenson Button (McLaren), Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Kevin, obviously a horrible accident in Spa. How are you and what did you have to do to get ready for this race? Kevin Magnussen: I have just relaxed. Nothing was broken, I wasn’t injured so just a bit sore in my body and I […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Monza 'very close' to new F1 deal

The President of the Automobile Club d'Italia says Monza is "very close" to extending its deal to remain on the Formula 1 calendar. Monza has hosted the Italian Grand Prix for all bar one year since Formula 1's foundation in 1950 but its current contract expires at the end of 2016. Speaking at the FIA Sport Conference in Turin, ACI President Angelo Sticchi Damiani explained that Monza was edging towards a new deal. "Let’s say it is a difficult negotiation," he said. “It is the […]

Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016

Italian GP future still uncertain - Ecclestone

Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone says the future of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza remains uncertain, despite lengthy negotiations to secure its place on the calendar beyond the end of 2016. Monza has held a Grand Prix on the Formula 1 calendar every year bar 1980 but its position is under threat, with the 2016 event the last set to take place under the current contract. Italy's government tweaked legislation last year to allow greater funding for the venue and the President of the […]

Posted on Sunday, September 6, 2015

Vettel urges Formula 1 to retain Monza

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has urged Formula 1 to give the Italian Grand Prix a new deal to stay on the calendar, after he finished second in the race on Sunday. Monza's position in the sport remains uncertain due to financial reasons and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was present at the race, alongside Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Having provisionally finished second on his first home outing for Ferrari, Vettel said that the reaction of the fans beneath the podium demonstrates why the race […]

Posted on Sunday, September 6, 2015

Mercedes under investigation for alleged tyre breach

Mercedes is under investigation after an alleged breach of the minimum starting tyre pressure prior to the Italian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton claimed victory at Monza but Mercedes urged him to increase his pace during the final few laps, despite holding a 22 second advantage. He eventually came home 25 seconds clear of Sebastian Vettel, while Nico Rosberg retired with three laps to go due to an engine failure. Full Technical Delegate's report, issued at 15:04 local time (one hour after race start): "On the […]

Posted on Saturday, September 5, 2015

Hamilton stays ahead at drying Monza

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton topped a wet/dry final practice session for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Overnight rain drenched the circuit and there was minimal running for the first half of the session, as only a handful of drivers ventured out on Intermediate tyres. Once the circuit dried there was frantic activity and Hamilton clocked a 1:24.544 to finish 0.264s clear of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Nico Rosberg was close behind in third, while Williams collected fourth and fifth cortes of Valtteri Bottas and Felipe […]