ITALIAN GRAND PRIX

  • Deliberate? I just made a mistake, says Rosberg September 8, 2014

    Formula One leader Nico Rosberg felt sore enough at losing Sunday's Italian Grand Prix without then having to face conspiracy theories suggesting he had done it deliberately. The Mercedes driver, who finished second after making a mistake at the first chicane while under pressure from winning team mate Lewis Hamilton, could...
  • Christijan Albers resigns as Caterham F1 principal September 7, 2014

    Christijan Albers resigned on Sunday as principal of the struggling Caterham Formula One team with Italian Manfredi Ravetto taking his place. The Dutch former F1 driver, who took over in July when Malaysian aviation entrepreneur Tony Fernandes sold the team, was quoted by Caterham after the Italian Grand Prix as saying...
  • Sergio Perez earns 6 points for Force India in Monza September 7, 2014

    Monza: Capitalising on a top10 start, Sergio Perez finished seventh to secure six points for Sahara Force India at the Italian Grand Prix as the team reduced the gap with fifthplaced McLaren to just one, on Sunday. Nico Hulkenberg, who started 13th on grid, could gain only a place in the...
  • Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix after teammate Rosberg's mistake September 7, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton pressured Nico Rosberg into a mistake and overtook his Mercedes teammate to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, adding another chapter to their heated rivalry. The key pass came about midway through the 53lap race as Hamilton had recovered from a poor start to pull up right...
  • Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo rejects exit talk September 6, 2014

    Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo dismissed reports he is set to leave the Italian team, claiming he is prepared to stay in charge until 2017. Talk of Montezemolo's possible departure has dominated the paddock at Monza ahead of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. "I've seen the hue and cry of the past few...
  • Italian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg to duel again September 6, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are poised for another wingtowing duel in the Italian Grand Prix. After colliding in Belgium two weeks ago and ensuing disciplinary measures, the Mercedes rivals qualified 12 on Saturday and it will be tough for the pair to avoid each other entering the tricky...
  • Italian Grand Prix: Force India drivers to start 10th, 14th September 6, 2014

    Monza: Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg will start 10th and 14th respectively at Sunday's Formula One Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo di Monza here. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole Saturday from teammate Nico Rosberg while Valtteri Bottas of Williams will start third at the historic 5.7...
  • Hamilton grabs pole ahead of Rosberg at Italian Grand Prix September 6, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton broke Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's recent stranglehold on pole position by qualifying ahead of the championship leader at the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday, although the rivalry between the pair remains as heated as ever. Rosberg had taken four straight poles and six of the last seven. It's Hamilton's...
  • Lewis Hamilton tops final practice for Italian GP September 6, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton led the third and final practice session on Saturday for the Italian Grand Prix, while championship leader and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg completed only three laps due to a gearbox problem. Hamilton clocked 1 minute, 25.519 seconds around the Monza circuit. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was second, 0.412 seconds...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg fastest in 2nd practice at Italian Grand Prix September 5, 2014

    Monza: Championship leader Nico Rosberg was fastest in the second practice session for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday, while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton was hindered by car problems. Hamilton was more than half a second ahead of the pack in the morning session but took part only in the final...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in first practice at Italian Grand Prix September 5, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton wasted no time in asserting himself in Italian Grand Prix practice on Friday with the Mercedes driver lapping more than half a second quicker than anyone else at the fastest track on the calendar. The Briton, who retired in Belgium 12 days ago after team mate and championship leader...
  • Kamui Kobayashi back for Monza but future uncertain September 5, 2014

    Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi was in Tokyo when he received a call on Wednesday telling him he would be racing for Caterham in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. Fighting off the fatigue after hurriedly packing his bags and getting on a plane, Kobayashi told reporters on Thursday he was glad to be...
  • Mercedes drivers manage to keep their distance September 5, 2014

    The Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton show rumbled into Monza on Thursday and this time the Mercedes teammates kept their distance. The Formula One title rivals could at least be said to be obeying orders after a week dominated by the fallout of their secondlap collision at the Belgian Grand Prix...
  • Lewis Hamilton determined to claw back points September 4, 2014

    Nico Rosberg was booed in Belgium after a collision with Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton but the Formula One leader will raise a cheer from Ferrari fans if he does it again at Monza on Sunday. The chances of that happening at the 'Pista Magica', the venerable cathedral of Italian motorsport set...
  • Expect Force India to be competitive, says Nico Hulkenberg September 1, 2014

    Monza: Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg expects his Force India to be competitive at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza here for this weekend's Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix. "I expect us to be quite competitive. It should be better for us than Spa. It's all about power and top speed and we...
  • Force India's Sergio Perez hopes for a podium at Italian Grand Prix September 1, 2014

    Monza: Force India driver Sergio Perez is hoping to emulate the performance he delivered at the 2012 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix when he achieved a podium at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The Mexican driver finished second two years ago and said he will try to do the same at this...
  • Di Resta reprimanded by stewards for collision in Monza September 9, 2013

    Monza: Sahara Force India's Paul di Resta has been handed a reprimand by the stewards for colliding with Lotus driver Romain Grosjean on the first lap of the Italian Grand Prix, here on Sunday. The Scot's race ended with the crash but Grosjean survived to finish eighth. Di Resta's team-mate Adrian...
  • Sebastian Vettel's fourth F1 title is fast approaching September 9, 2013

    Monza: The Formula One championship has said farewell to Europe for another year with two big questions being posed as the glamour sport sets its sights on races in Asia, the Middle East and Americas. The first - as the mechanics packed up and the trucks left Monza on Sunday night...
  • Hamilton declares title bid over after Italian GP September 8, 2013

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton had to concede on Sunday that his bid for a second Formula One title is all but over after a "nightmare" weekend for the Mercedes driver at the Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton, who won at Monza last year, finished ninth Sunday after technical problems. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel...
  • Webber criticises Ferrari fans for jeering Vettel September 8, 2013

    Monza: After winning the first Italian Grand Prix podium place of his career in his last European race, Mark Webber took a parting shot at Ferrari fans for jeering race winner and Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel. The 37-year-old Webber, who finished third behind Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, is retiring from Formula...
  • Italian GP ends in disappointment for Force India September 8, 2013

    Monza: Paul di Resta retired in the first lap for the first time in his F1 career and Adrian Sutil finished 16th in the Italian Grand Prix as Sahara Force India returned without points for the fourth time in the season, here on Sunday. The result meant that Force India remained...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins Italian Grand Prix 2013 September 8, 2013

    Monza: Sebastian Vettel withstood a tricky start from the pole position to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday and take a commanding lead over Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, who finished second. Vettel locked his tyres on the first turn as the Ferrari of Felipe Massa pressured him from behind, but...
  • I drove like an idiot, says Lewis Hamilton September 8, 2013

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton said he had driven like an idiot after his bid for a fifth successive pole position fizzled out with his worst qualifying performance in years at the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday. The 2008 world champion will line up in 12th place on the Monza grid for Mercedes,...
  • Hulkenberg surprises himself after qualifying 3rd September 7, 2013

    Monza: Nico Hulkenberg surprised himself and his Sauber team after qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix in third place on Saturday. While Red Bull's 1-2 front row of championship leader Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber hardly caused a stir, not many observers tipped Hulkenberg to finish just behind them on a...
  • Alonso denies calling his Ferrari team 'idiots' September 7, 2013

    Monza, Italy: Fernando Alonso and Ferrari were again forced to downplay talk of a rift after the Spanish driver lost his temper with team officials during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix. Alonso was heard calling his team "idiots" over the radio during his final qualifying lap on Saturday but he...
  • Lewis Hamilton apologises after poor qualifying September 7, 2013

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton will start in 12th position in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix after a surprisingly poor qualifying session from the Mercedes driver. Hamilton, who won at Monza last year, was chasing a fifth successive pole position but he failed to even make Q3 on Saturday. "I just drove like an idiot,"...
  • Force India to start 14th, 16th at Italian Grand Prix September 7, 2013

    Monza: Force India drivers Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta will start 14th and 16th, respectively, at the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza Sunday. In Saturday's qualifying session, the two drivers could not go beyond Q2 and had to content with timings of 1.24.932 (Sutil) and...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel gets pole position for Italian Grand Prix September 7, 2013

    Championship leader Sebastian Vettel will start the Italian Grand Prix from pole position after posting the fastest time in qualifying Saturday, while Lewis Hamilton's bid for a fifth straight pole ended in disappointment. Vettel has won the Italian GP twice and will be hard to stop after securing his 40th career...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in third practice at Monza September 7, 2013

    Monza: Championship leader Sebastian Vettel will start the Italian Grand Prix from the pole position after posting the fastest time in qualifying Saturday, while Lewis Hamilton's bid for a fifth straight pole ended in disappointment and Fernando Alonso also had a difficult session. Vettel has won the Italian GP twice and...