Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2016 Italian Grand Prix weekend.
On Thursday Felipe Massa announced he will conclude his 15-year Formula One career at the end of the season. It wasn’t to be the last such announcement at Monza.
Two days later, Jenson Button revealed he will also be hanging up his helmet at the end of the season.
Italy is Felipe Nasr’s second homeland, having moved their in 2009 when he began racing in Europe. He paid tribute to past Italian racing heroes with a special helmet design.
Haas enjoyed one of their best weekends for a while but Romain Grosjean suffered a setback when a gearbox fault put him into a gravel trap on Saturday morning, leading to a five-place grid penalty.
Monza: Ferrari country.
Having dominated proceedings until the start, Lewis Hamilton’s weekend went awry when he got away slowly from pole position, slipping to sixth place. He recovered to second but by then his team mate was already well on the way to his seventh victory of the season.
Jolyon Palmer and Felipe Nasr
Felipe Nasr collected points on his licence and a ten-second penalty for tangling with his old GP2 sparring partner Jolyon Palmer.
Red Bull didn’t have the straight-line speed to challenge Ferrari at Monza but Daniel Ricciardo salvaged fifth place with an inspired pass on Valterri Bottas.
Sebastian Vettel made it two podium appearances out of two as a Ferrari driver at Monza.
Monza’s spectacular podium celebration will remain part of Formula One for at least three more years after the race promoters agreed terms for a contract extension.
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2 comments on “Top ten pictures from the 2016 Italian GP”
bull mello (@bullmello)
7th September 2016, 0:19
Favorite shot here is the one of Ricciardo. Like F1 poetry…
8th September 2016, 22:27
very passionate fan, I like that, nice tattoo.
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