GP Italy: x-ray: as well faced the riders the race in Italy


The activity on the circuit of Monza began with heat, but the teams saw very soon that the tire superblando was able to hold relay of at least 15 turns in function of the use to be given and the car to use it. Opened, therefore the options to make a single stop in a race in which Ferrari appeared to be in a position to beat Red Bull with relative ease and, perhaps, be of concern to Mercedes.

The day of Saturday, was clearly marked by exceptional pole position of Lewis Hamilton, who got a lap half a second quicker than his team-mate, something that in Monza, it is even more meritorious than at other sites.

Ferrari was able to recover feelings lost, seeing as even a fantastic Valtteri Bottas beat the Red bulls, who are suffering more than expected in Monza. Something similar to what happened to the McLaren and Toro Rosso, with Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz clearly out of Q3.

below, we review a pilot to pilot the highlight of your weekend.


Lewis Hamilton

Friday: continue working on the balance of the car, that still is not all good.

Saturday: Ecstatic with his last lap, that the car was at its best and he made the most of it.

Nico Rosberg

Friday: things went very well in the first session, but the balance of the car to a back worsened during the second.

Saturday: Recognize that Lewis made best laps and that was the only reason why it was faster.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
HAM 1:23.162 (2nd) 1:22.801 (1) 37+40 1:22.008 (1) 14 1:21.854 (1) 1:21.498 (1) 1:21.135 (1)
ROS 1:22.959 (1) 1:22.994 (2nd) 36+42 1:22.401 (2nd) 17 1:22.497 (2nd) 1:21.809 (2nd) 1:21.613 (2nd)


Sebastian Vettel

Friday: positive First impression, they have tried many different things and the base is good.

Saturday: Happy with the car. Did not do a good first lap in Q3, but fixed it in the second.

Kimi Räikkönen

Friday: Had more problems in the second session, with the yellow flags and the new tyres, but the balance of the car is good.

Saturday: Pulled the maximum out of the car, it was not possible to get complete above.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
VET 1:24.307 (4th) 1:23.254 (3rd) 17+33 1:22.946 (3rd) 13 1:23.077 (3rd) 1:22.275 (3rd) 1:21.972 (3rd)
RAI 1:24.047 (3rd) 1:23.427 (4th) 16+28 1:23.149 (4th) 12 1:23.158 (4th) 1:22.568 (5th) 1:22.065 (4th)


Valtteri Bottas

Friday: Back to the good feelings, the car behaved quite well and the pace of long runs is promising.

Saturday: a Very good rating, maximizing the potential of the car.

Felipe Massa

Friday: Problems with the turbo in the first session, and with a sensor of the brakes in the second, prevented him from performing the job properly.

Saturday: Had to shoot very slow in the turn of preparation of Q2 and the tyres lost temperature.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
BOT 1:24.785 (7th) 1:24.299 (8th) 37+41 1:23.500 (5th) 20 1:23.264 (8th) 1:22.499 (4th) 1:22.388 (5th)
MORE 1:25.840 (14th) 1:24.556 (11th) 18+20 1:23.647 (6th) 19 1:23.489 (12th) 1:22.967 (11th)

Red Bull


Daniel Ricciardo

Friday: Expected to be closer to Ferrari, but was unable to maximize the performance of the tyres superblandos.

Saturday: Tried to get to Q3 without using the superblando, but it was not possible. Confident in the race pace of the car.

Max Verstappen

Friday: you Have found a good balance between sectors so as not to penalize much in the faster.

Saturday: Very happy with your classification, lost the communication by radio in Q3.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
RIC 1:25.120 (10th) 1:24.003 (6th) 17+33 1:23.709 (7th) 23 1:23.158 (4th) 1:22.638 (6th) 1:22.389 (6th)
SEE 1:24.982 (8th) 1:23.732 (5th) 25+25 1:23.740 (8th) 21 1:23.229 (6th) 1:22.857 (8th) 1:22.411 (7th)

Force India

Sergio Perez

Friday: The car lacks balance, and the group of half of grill is tighter than ever.

Saturday: The car has improved a lot in relation to the previous day. His first lap of Q1 allowed him to save a game superblandos new for Q2.

Nico Hülkenberg

Friday: Gave his car to Alfonso Celis in the first session. Do need to improve the balance of the car, but the pace of long runs is not bad.

Saturday: Still not entirely happy with the behaviour of the car.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
PER 1:24.650 (5th) 1:24.653 (13th) 32+42 1:23.917 (9th) 20 1:23.439 (11th) 1:22.922 (9th) 1:22.814 (8th)
HUL 1:24.587 (12th) 40 1:24.041 (11th) 21 1:23.259 (7th) 1:22.951 (10th) 1:22.836 (9th)


Kevin Magnussen

Friday: Worked on improving the understeer, and the thing that improved in the second session. The degradation was less than expected.

Saturday: things were not as well as in Spa and was not able to pass into Q2 despite making a good return. It came on his third attempt.

Jolyon Palmer

Friday: unable to find a good balance in the car, but expected to improve significantly on Saturday, as he did in Spa.

Saturday: he Has hope that things will improve in the race, since the simulations of the Friday were promising.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
MAG 1:26.956 (22nd) 1:25.555 (19th) 32+39 1:24.793 (19th) 12 1:24.436 (21º)
PAL 1:26.811 (21st) 1:25.833 (22nd) 35+45 1:24.533 (15th) 13 1:24.230 (20th)

Toro Rosso

Daniil Kvyat

Friday: a Day without inconvenience, but the car suffers a lot in this circuit.

Saturday: He felt comfortable in the car for the first time in the whole weekend, but lost time in the Dish during his last attempt.

Carlos Sainz

Friday: Established a comparison between the specification aerodynamic pre-and post-Hockenheim along with your partner. The performance of the car is very poor.

Saturday: Have made some progress after deciding to forget about the top speed and look for a good performance in the curves.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
KVY 1:26.074 (17th) 1:25.614 (20th) 20+33 1:24.845 (20th) 17 1:23.825 (17º)
SAI 1:25.973 (16th) 1:25.240 (17th) 20+31 1:24.240 (13th) 17 1:23.661 (13th) 1:23.496 (16º)



Marcus Ericsson

Friday: Still working on improving the pack streamlined introduced at Spa-Francorchamps.

Saturday: The car got worse from the free practice, losing balance and taking a lot of oversteer.

Felipe Nasr

Friday: Continued with the aerodynamic analysis begun in Eng and, by the afternoon, focused on the tires, doing a race simulation.

Saturday: Lost power at the exit of Lesmo on his final attempt, losing the option of getting to Q2.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
ERI 1:25.853 (15th) 1:24.981 (15th) 20+25 1:24.542 (16th) 20 1:24.087 (19º)
NAS 1:26.439 (19th) 1:25.643 (21st) 21+31 1:24.715 (18th) 19 1:23.9556 (18º)


Fernando Alonso

Friday: Still having small problems of reliability, in the first session, missed a connector on the gearbox. The car has not behaved badly, taking into account what type of circuit it is. Looks difficult to Q3.

Saturday: With the complications of the Q1, it came to the Q2 with a game of superblandos new. The classification returned to the reality to the computer in this circuit.

Jenson Button

Friday: The opposite of his partner, believes that the Q3 is possible. Still need to improve a bit the pace of long runs to be able to fight for points.

Saturday: I Expected better result, but did not get a perfect lap. Think that they have better race pace.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
ALO 1:25.507 (13th) 1:24.259 (7th) 14+24 1:24.658 (17th) 12 1:23.783 (16th) 1:23.273 (13th)
BUT 1:25.351 (11th) 1:24.549 (10th) 23+28 1:24.104 (12th) 11 1:23.666 (14th) 1:23.399 (15º)


Pascal Wehrlein

Friday: they Tried many different solutions, aerodynamic, improving the behavior of the car in the afternoon.

Saturday: Very pleased with the rating, especially after the problems of the third free practice session.

Esteban Ocon

Friday: Had mechanical problems in the second session that prevented him from doing long runs.

Saturday: The engine is stopped when it still had not set a time.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
WEH 1:26.762 (20th) 1:25.083 (16th) 28+38 1:24.893 (21st) 19 1:23.760 (15th) 1:23.315 (14th)
OCO 1:26.391 (18th) 1:25.275 (18th) 30+13 1:24.938 (22º) 15



Romain Grosjean

Friday: The car goes pretty well at all ranges of temperatures.

Saturday: went out on track in free practice and was penalised five positions on the grid for replacement of gearbox. Disappointed because it cost too much to extract the best out of the car, complained rather of the pressures required minimum by Pirelli.

Esteban Gutierrez

Friday: focused on maximizing the traction on a circuit that is very important.

Saturday: the First time you get to Q3, we felt very comfortable and was able to squeeze the car to the maximum.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
GRO 1:24.763 (6th) 1:24.516 (9th) 17+35 1:24.463 (14th) 4 1:23.421 (10th) 1:23.092 (12th)
GUT 1:25.113 (9th) 1:24.674 (14th) 19+33 1:24.034 (10th) 15 1:23.386 (9th) 1:22.856 (7th) 1:23.184 (10th)

The decisions of the commissioners

  • Esteban Gutiérrez has been punished with 200 euros for exceeding the speed limit at 1.5 km/h.
  • Sergio Pérez has been sanctioned with€ 300 for exceeding the speed limit at 2.2 km/h.
  • Romain Grosjean has been penalized five places on the grid for replacement of the gearbox before the completion of the cycle of six races.
  • Esteban Ocon has been authorized to form a part of the Grand Prize despite not having marked time in the classification.

The tyres available for the race

The chronicles of the Grand Prize