Italian Grand Prix

  • 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...
  • Ferrari fined for jumping red light September 6, 2013

    Monza: Ferrari were fined 10,000 euros at their home Italian Formula One Grand Prix on Friday after Felipe Massa jumped a red light at the pit lane exit at the end of first practice. Race stewards said the Brazilian had crossed the white line at the exit under a red light,...
  • Vettel fastest in second practice at Italian GP September 6, 2013

    Monza: Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the second practice for the Italian Grand Prix, more than six-tenths of a second faster than team-mate Mark Webber for a Red Bull 1-2 on Friday. Vettel, who won at Monza in 2011, was 0.623 seconds faster than Webber and...
  • 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...
  • I'd pay money to be booed at Monza, says Hamilton September 6, 2013

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton would love to end Sunday's Italian Grand Prix just like last year - to the sound of boos, whistles and catcalls from the crowd. So much so, the 2008 Formula One world champion said on Thursday he would even be willing to pay for the privilege. Hamilton won...
  • Alonso committed to Ferrari for the long-term September 6, 2013

    Monza: Fernando Alonso put recent speculation to bed on Thursday by committing his Formula One future to Ferrari. "There were rumours about Red Bull, there were rumours in Italy about a sabbatical year, there were so many rumours," he told reporters at the Italian Grand Prix when asked whether he...
  • Ricciardo relieved Red Bull waiting game is over September 5, 2013

    Monza: Relieved that the wait is over, Daniel Ricciardo is getting mentally prepared for the challenge of racing for Red Bull next year. After weeks of speculation, Red Bull signed Ricciardo from Toro Rosso to a multiyear deal on Monday. The Australian will replace Mark Webber, who will retire from F1...
  • Fernando Alonso's ailing title bid needs a boost at Monza September 5, 2013

    Monza: Fernando Alonso's faltering bid for a third Formula One title will take another blow if he fails to finish ahead of championship leader Sebastian Vettel at the Italian Grand Prix. Alonso is 46 points behind Vettel in second place but will have the backing from the fervent fans on Sunday...
  • Fight for pole position key to deciding Italian GP September 5, 2013

    Milan: The race for pole position will go a long way to deciding the winner of the Italian Grand Prix this week, with Sebastian Vettel looking to edge a step closer to a fourth straight Formula One title. He silenced talk of a comeback by Lewis Hamilton with one of his...
  • Button wants to stay at McLaren until 2015 September 5, 2013

    London: Jenson Button says he wants to be at McLaren until at least 2015 so he can team up with Honda again when the Japanese company returns as engine partners to the former Formula One world champions. The 2009 champion still does not have a signed contract for next year, although...
  • Fernando Alonso the main man at Monza September 4, 2013

    Fernando Alonso is the man who can make the red wave of Ferrari fans truly happy at Monza's 'Pista Magica', Italy's revered cathedral of speed that is also Formula One's fastest circuit, this weekend. A Ferrari one-two would be a dream scenario for the 'tifosi', with Brazilian Felipe Massa needing...
  • James Calado takes Force India reserve seat September 2, 2013

    London: British driver James Calado has been appointed reserve at Force India and will take part in free practice at several of the year's remaining races including Italy this weekend, the Formula One team announced on Monday. "I'm pleased to confirm that we've signed James as our third driver. We worked...
  • McLaren celebrate 50th anniversary September 2, 2013

    Surrey: McLaren Group, which runs one of the oldest teams in Formula 1, celebrated their 50th anniversary at the company headquarters on Monday. Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Limited was formally incorporated September 2 1963, when the 26-year-old New Zealander mustered together a small crew of committed individuals to design, build and...
  • Jenson Button ready to get sweaty for Singapore November 16, 2012

    London: Jenson Button will be getting on his bike and building up a sweat to prepare for Singapore next week after failing to finish on Sunday in an Italian Grand Prix won by McLaren team mate Lewis Hamilton. The 2009 Formula One world champion had thought he was building up momentum...
  • 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...
  • Renault apologise after Red Bull draw a blank September 10, 2012

    Monza: Engine suppliers Renault apologised to Formula One champions Red Bull at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday after the team failed to score a point in a race for the first time since 2010. Double world champion Sebastian Vettel rolled to a halt with what was diagnosed as an alternator...
  • Italian GP: Force India's Di Resta earns 4 points November 16, 2012

    Monza: Paul di Resta earned four points for Sahara Force India from the Italian Grand Prix with an eighth place finish but his teammate Nico Hulkenberg had to retire in the dying moments of the race despite a superb drive, here today. Di Resta had qualified fourth but started the race...
  • McLaren's Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix November 16, 2012

    Monza: McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton led nearly from start to finish to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, and Formula One leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari came third to extend his overall lead. Hamilton put speculation about his future and a possible switch to Mercedes behind him to claim his...