The Italian Grand Prix was settled, pretty much, at the start. Nico Rosberg got away well, but Lewis Hamilton did not. The result was on the run down to the first corner Hamilton dropped to sixth place. Nico was ahead and gone, chased by Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Valtteri Bottas. Lewis had to pick his way past Dan Ricciardo, then Bottas and later in the race his strategy took care of the two Ferraris. But by the time he was second Rosberg was 11 seconds up the road. Lewis charged, closed the gap to 10 seconds and then had a moment at the first chicane and decided that second would have to do. For Ferrari there was something to get excited about with a podium finish for Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen fourth, while Red Bull had to make do with Daniel Ricciardo in fifth and Max Verstappen seventh, covering after a poor start that dropped him to 11th. The minor points were fought over by Williams and Force India, with Team Willy doing a better job on this occasion and retaking fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship. It was probably the least exciting race of the season so far, which was a shame, as we have had a strong of good races. F1 now heads off to Asia where there will be plenty of excitement as the cars battle on the streets of Singapore.
Also in GP+ this week…
– Felipe Massa retires
– Jenson Button doesn’t (maybe…)
– We look at the Italian GP of 1976, a race of guts and scandals
– We interview Esteban Ocon
– We remember Jack Sears and Fred Opert
– Susie Wolff dares to be different
– JS on the magic of Monza
– DT examines the adventures of Max Verstappen
– The Hack looks back to James Hunt – and to Belgian robbers
– Plus the usual fabulous photography from Peter and his team of snappers
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