Category: Italy

F1: Another Perspective – Speed to be key in Monza Mayhem 0

F1: Another Perspective – Speed to be key in Monza Mayhem

In the aftermath of the Hungarian Grand Prix, there was an unusual wealth of topics to discuss after Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg both failed to reach the podium. The summer break...

THE ULTRA-FAST MONZA 0

THE ULTRA-FAST MONZA

From one nostalgic circuit to another, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, hosted every Italian grand prix since the very beginning. It all started way back in the early 1920′s when the Italians built a track obsessed...

Barrichello wins in Italy as his second victory of season 0

Barrichello wins in Italy as his second victory of season

Brazil’s Rubens Barrichello led home a deserved Brawn 1-2 at Monza this afternoon, taking full advantage of a one-stop strategy to leapfrog pole-sitter Lewis Hamilton. The Briton had been set to take a comfortable third place but crashed on the final lap after pushing too hard for second.

At the start, top-three starters Hamilton, Sutil and Räikkönen all had reasonable starts, with Räikkönen getting the best getaway only to have his chance of taking the lead scuppered by being pushed onto the grass by Hamilton. Behind, Heikki Kovalainen lost three places on the opening lap, as Barrichello, Button and Liuzzi all found their way by.

Hamilton was the first of the two-stoppers to pit as planned on lap 15, four laps earlier than then rival Räikkönen. Nevertheless, Lewis was able to keep ahead of the Finn, but a sterner challenge was coming from even further behind from the one-stopping Brawns.