Italian GP

  • Hamilton sets the pace in first practice at Italian GP September 6, 2013

    Monza, Italy: Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in Friday's first practice session for the Italian Grand Prix, with championship leader Sebastian Vettel fourth quickest. Hamilton, who won at Monza last year, set a time of 1 minute and 25.565 seconds, 0.035 seconds faster than Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso. Nico Rosberg was...
  • Alonso says Italian GP was a 'perfect Sunday' September 10, 2012

    Monza, Italy: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso finished only third in the Italian Grand Prix but the Formula One leader declared it a "perfect Sunday" drive in the park, after extending his overall lead against the odds. Red Bull's reigning champion Sebastian Vettel, the Spaniard's closest rival before the start, retired along with...
  • Alonso's bad luck carries over to Monza September 9, 2012

    Monza, Italy: Fernando Alonso cursed his bad luck after a mechanical failure denied the Formula One championship leader a possible pole position at Ferrari's home Italian Grand Prix on Saturday. Alonso, who was shunted out of last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix at the start, qualified in 10th place after a problem...
  • Red Bull gunning to break more records September 13, 2011

    Monza: Champions Red Bull and Sebastian Vettel have promised there will be no letting up until the end of the season, even if both Formula One titles are in the bag already. After a dominant victory in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, the 24-year-old Vettel can become the sport's youngest double champion...
  • Talk is cheap: Red Bull boss hits back at Ferrari September 17, 2011

    Monza: Talk is cheap and any Formula One team is only as good as its last race, Red Bull boss Christian Horner said on Friday in a put-down to Ferrari's declared plans for a new era of domination. Speaking ahead of the Italian team's home Grand Prix at Monza, Horner recognised...
  • Ferrari boss sees Alonso as Schumacher's heir September 9, 2011

    Monza: Ferrari are laying the foundations for a new era of Schumacher-like dominance with Fernando Alonso and aim to be winning regularly again within a year, according to team boss Stefano Domenicali. Speaking to Reuters before the Italian Grand Prix, a race that Alonso won from pole position last year and...
  • Barrichello wins Italian GP, Force India's Sutil fourth September 14, 2009

    Monza (Italy): Brazilian Rubens Barrichello won the Italian Grand Prix in a Brawn one-two on Sunday while Germany's Adrian Sutil finished fourth, collecting his first points of the season and handing Force India their second scoring finish in two races. Barrichello trimmed team mate Jenson Button's Formula One championship lead to...
  • Force India's Sutil fastest in practice at Monza September 11, 2009

    Monza (Italy): Force India's Adrian Sutil lapped quickest in free practice for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday while former teammate Giancarlo Fisichella was slowest on his first day as a Ferrari driver. Sutil, who has yet to score a point this season, lapped the Monza circuit in one minute 23.924...
  • Schumacher wins Italian Grand Prix September 26, 2006

    Monza: Michael Schumacher won the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday and moved within two points of Formula One leader Fernando Alonso. Pole sitter Kimi Raikkonen of McLaren-Mercedes finished second and BMW-Sauber's Robert Kubica finished third. Alonso had his race stopped by a mechanical problem on the 43rd lap. Smoke began billowing out...
  • Kimi poles in Monza, Schumi follows September 26, 2006

    Monza: McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen dashed Michael Schumacher's hopes of pole position on Saturday for what could be the Ferrari great's Italian Grand Prix farewell. The Finn, widely expected to be announced as Schumacher's successor at the Italian glamour team after Sunday's race, pipped the seven-times champion by just 0.002 seconds...
  • Drivers say Monza not safe enough September 26, 2006

    Monza: Monza is not safe enough and changes need to be made for next year, Formula One drivers said on Friday. "The drivers are unanimous. This track is no longer up to the safety standards required in Formula One, even though it falls in line with the FIA requirements," Red...
  • Speculations soar, Schumi keeps mum September 26, 2006

    Monza (Italy): Michael Schumacher kept his cool on Thursday as retirement talk raged around him at the Italian Grand Prix. Facing a scrum of reporters crammed into a hot and sweaty Ferrari motorhome eager to hear what the seven times world champion might say, Schumacher remained calm and called for...