Italian Grand Prix

  • Di Resta reprimanded by stewards for collision in Monza 09-09-2013 08:11 PM

    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...
  • Sebastian Vettel's fourth F1 title is fast approaching 09-09-2013 03:50 PM

    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...
  • Hamilton declares title bid over after Italian GP 08-09-2013 10:50 PM

    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...
  • Webber criticises Ferrari fans for jeering Vettel 08-09-2013 10:44 PM

    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...
  • Italian GP ends in disappointment for Force India 08-09-2013 07:57 PM

    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...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel wins Italian Grand Prix 2013 08-09-2013 06:56 PM

    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,...
  • I drove like an idiot, says Lewis Hamilton 08-09-2013 03:17 PM

    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...
  • Hulkenberg surprises himself after qualifying 3rd 07-09-2013 10:10 PM

    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...
  • Alonso denies calling his Ferrari team 'idiots' 07-09-2013 08:39 PM

    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...
  • Lewis Hamilton apologises after poor qualifying 07-09-2013 07:39 PM

    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...
  • Force India to start 14th, 16th at Italian Grand Prix 07-09-2013 06:57 PM

    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)...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel gets pole position for Italian Grand Prix 07-09-2013 06:42 PM

    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...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in third practice at Monza 07-09-2013 03:03 PM

    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...
  • Ferrari fined for jumping red light 06-09-2013 11:31 PM

    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...
  • Vettel fastest in second practice at Italian GP 06-09-2013 08:12 PM

    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...
  • Hamilton sets the pace in first practice at Italian GP 06-09-2013 03:24 PM

    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...
  • I'd pay money to be booed at Monza, says Hamilton 06-09-2013 10:46 AM

    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...
  • Alonso committed to Ferrari for the long-term 06-09-2013 08:15 AM

    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 05-09-2013 11:34 PM

    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...
  • Fernando Alonso's ailing title bid needs a boost at Monza 05-09-2013 07:33 PM

    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...
  • Fight for pole position key to deciding Italian GP 05-09-2013 09:09 AM

    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...
  • Button wants to stay at McLaren until 2015 05-09-2013 08:53 AM

    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,...
  • Fernando Alonso the main man at Monza 04-09-2013 07:48 PM

    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 02-09-2013 11:52 PM

    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...
  • McLaren celebrate 50th anniversary 02-09-2013 04:18 PM

    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...
  • Does Vettel want to race for Ferrari? 12-09-2011 07:20 PM

    Monza: Sebastian Vettel wiped away tears of delight on an emotional return to the Italian Grand Prix podium on Sunday as a sea of fans, most of them in Ferrari red, flooded the Monza pit straight. They would have cheered louder had Ferrari's Fernando Alonso repeated last year's win on...
  • McLaren unhappy with Schumacher's tactics 12-09-2011 02:18 PM

    Monza: McLaren accused Michael Schumacher of using tough tactics to prevent Lewis Hamilton getting past for much of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton, embroiled in countless controversies already this Formula One season, refused to be drawn into a slanging match after complaining about his Mercedes rival over the radio during...
  • Senna follows Ayrton in F1 points 12-09-2011 03:10 AM

    Monza: Brazilian Bruno Senna joined his late uncle Ayrton as a Formula One points scorer after finishing ninth in the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday. The last time the Senna name appeared with points against it was at the 1993 Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide won by the great triple...
  • Di Resta secures 8th place in Italian GP 11-09-2011 09:44 PM

    Monza: Force India's Paul di Resta drove an excellent race to finish eighth in the Formula One Italian Grand Prix here Sunday while his teammate Adrian Sutil retired after nine laps. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel claimed victory from pole position. McLaren's Jenson Button finished a good 9.5 seconds behind Vettel...
  • Vettel closes in on title with Italian GP win 11-09-2011 07:31 PM

    Monza: Sebastian Vettel won the Italian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday, fighting off an audacious challenge from defending champion Fernando Alonso. Vettel's eighth victory of the year gives the Red Bull driver an opportunity to clinch his second Formula One title in the next race in Singapore later...