Formula 1 2018 Italian Grand Prix

data

2018-09-02
14
Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
Lewis Hamilton HAM
Kimi Räikkönen RAI
Lewis Hamilton
lap 30 - 1:22.497
HAM

The 2018 Italian Grand Prix was won by Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.
Despite being on pole position in Italy, Kimi Räikkönen could not convert this into a win.

The race in Italy was round 14 of 21 of the 2018 season.

weather conditions

Weather conditions at 2 September 2018 13:10 GMT (raceday).

Mostly Cloudy
rain
68.35°F
74%
6.04 mph
120°
 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 53 1:16:54.484 25
2 53 +8.705 18
3 53 +14.066 15
4 53 +16.151 12
5 53 +18.208 10
7 53 +57.761 8
8 53 +58.678 6
9 53 +1:18.140 4
53 +56.320 0
10 52 +1 Lap 2
11 52 +1 Lap 1
12 52 +1 Lap 0
13 52 +1 Lap 0
14 52 +1 Lap 0
15 52 +1 Lap 0
16 52 +1 Lap 0
17 52 +1 Lap 0
23 Engine 0
9 Engine 0
0 Brakes 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:19.000
2 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +0.000
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.000
4 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.000
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull +1.000
6 Romain Grosjean Haas F1 Team +1.000
7 Carlos Sainz Renault +2.000
8 Esteban Ocon Force India +2.000
9 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso +2.000
10 Lance Stroll Williams +2.000
11 Kevin Magnussen Haas F1 Team +2.000
12 Sergey Sirotkin Williams +2.000
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren +3.000
14 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +2.000
15 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull +2.000
16 Sergio Pérez Force India +2.000
17 Charles Leclerc Sauber +2.000
18 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso +2.000
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber +3.000
20 Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren +3.000

driver positions through the laps

2018 Italian Grand Prix

The 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship is an ongoing motor racing championship for Formula One cars which is recognised by the governing body of international motorsport, the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. Drivers and teams are competing in twenty-one Grands Prix for the World Drivers' and World Constructors' championship titles.

Lewis Hamilton is defending his World Drivers' Championship, after winning his fourth championship title at the 2017 Mexican Grand Prix. His team, Mercedes, are the defending Constructors' Championship, having secured their fourth consecutive title at the 2017 United States Grand Prix. After one round, Sebastian Vettel leads Hamilton in the World Drivers' Championship by seven points. Kimi Räikkonen is third, a further three points behind. In the World Constructors' Championship, Ferrari lead Mercedes by eighteen points, with Red Bull Racing third.

A revision of the sport's technical regulations means that a new cockpit protection device—commonly known as the "halo"—was introduced for the 2018 championship. The introduction of the halo in Formula One is the first stage of a planned roll-out that would see the device adopted in all FIA-sanctioned open-wheel racing series by 2020.


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Hamilton qualified behind the Ferrari pair of Kimi Raikkonen and Vettel, and remained in third place after going through the first chicane. But with Vettel boxed in behind Raikkonen on entry into Variante della Roggia, Hamilton moved ahead on the outside line. The pair clashed exiting the first part of the chicane, and Vettel spun, leaving Hamilton free to attack Raikkonen and eventually win ... ...

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Hamilton overtook Vettel around the outside into the second chicane on the opening lap, and Vettel ran wide, hit the Mercedes and spun to the back. He charged through to finish fourth behind Valtteri Bottas, as a time penalty dropped Max Verstappen from the podium to fifth. Raikkonen maintained the lead despite pressure from Vettel and a lock-up into the first corner, before Hamilton drafted ... ...

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Bottas has trailed Hamilton all weekend and on his final run in Q3 he lapped 0.35s slower than the Briton, who will start one place ahead of him in third. That was Bottas’s smallest deficit to Hamilton in the dry all weekend, even though the Finn did not run in anybody’s slipstream on that last run. Bottas said: “It was almost all lost in the straights, compared to Lewis. “I also ... ...

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Perez appeared to be well inside the cut-off after the first runs in Q1 and the team thus elected to keep him in the garage to save tyres. However, while he sat in the car, he gradually slipped down the order – to eventually be squeezed out of 15th place by a margin of just 0.001s to Romain Grosjean. Less than a tenth of a second covered 10th to 17th places in an unusually tightly packed ... ...

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Red Bull bosses Christian Horner and Helmut Marko praised Renault’s latest engine development after trials in Daniel Ricciardo’s car on Friday, and the new unit was fitted to Verstappen’s car too for final practice and qualifying. Verstappen qualified fifth for Sunday’s race at Monza, but was 1.496 seconds off the pace set by Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari in Q3 and just over three tenths ... ...

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Alonso tried to pass Magnussen round the outside into the first chicane on the final lap in Q2, but the pair ended up scrapping for position and ruining each other's laps as they both missed out on a Q3 berth. The two-time champion laughed off the encounter on team radio, and aimed derisive comments at Magnussen after the session – with the Haas driver now firing back. “I don't care to ... ...

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Raikkonen is a distant third in the championship, 68 points behind Vettel and 85 adrift of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.  But despite the points gap - and the frequent suggestions that Ferrari prioritises Vettel - the four-time world champion says he assumes Raikkonen will challenge for victory on Sunday. “If he is starting from pole I guess he is allowed to win,” said Vettel. “It is a ... ...

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Just moments after celebrating over the radio as he briefly grabbed the top spot in Q3 at Monza, Vettel was informed by the team that he had ended up in second after being edged out by teammate Kimi Raikkonen. Replying over the team radio, Vettel said to the team: "We speak after." Clearly disappointed about missing out on pole, the most likely cause of any annoyance from Vettel would have ... ...

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The pair got in each other's way in the final moments of the second segment, as Alonso got a run on Magnussen on the start-finish straight and attempted to overtake the Dane around the outside into the Rettifilo chicane. He was ahead entering the first part of the chicane, but Magnussen did not yield position – and both drivers' laps were compromised as Alonso ran out wide exiting the ... ...

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The Ferrari driver was second fastest behind Lewis Hamilton on the first runs in the Q3 top 10 shootout, but while both drivers improved, Raikkonen outpaced the Mercedes driver. Sebastian Vettel briefly took top spot after crossing the line ahead of Raikkonen, before the Finn completed his lap to post a time 0.161s faster. Raikkonen's superb pace in the final sector - aided by a tow - was ... ...

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With McLaren still undecided about who it wants to join Carlos Sainz next season, the team has been open that it is weighing up several options. Incumbent Stoffel Vandoorne, reserve driver Lando Norris and Esteban Ocon have all been openly talked about before, but Brown says that Perez is a fourth contender, even though he looks set to be unavailable. Speaking at Monza on Saturday, McLaren ... ...

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Ricciardo took a complete set of new power unit elements on Friday, earning himself a spot on the back row. After a promising initial outing, the team has now followed up on its plan to give Max Verstappen a new V6 on Saturday. It’s only the third of the year for the Dutchman, so he doesn’t face a penalty. It’s understood that on the Renault dyno the Spec C performed better with ... ...

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Who can forget how newly appointed Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci was never really allowed to forget walking around the paddock on a grey day in Shanghai with his sunglasses stuck steadfastly to his head? It didn’t matter that he had wanted to cover his tired eyes after 30 hours stuck on a plane – the impression of a man putting fashion over function stuck in many people’s ... ...

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Hamilton had the edge in the early part of the session before Vettel and his teammate Kimi Raikkonen improved, but the Mercedes driver was able to split the Ferraris on his final runs. The top three was covered by just 0.173s around the Monza circuit going into this afternoon's qualifying session. Early-morning rain was replaced by sunshine and the track was almost completely dry by the time ... ...

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The benefits of the halo have become clear after Sauber driver Charles Leclerc escaped unhurt from a spectacular opening corner-crash in Belgium when his car was hit by Fernando Alonso’s wheel as it flew over the Sauber. The halo’s looks continue to attract criticism, however, and F1 race director Charlie Whiting said on Saturday that things are being worked on to improve it. “There is ... ...

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