Good news! The overwhelmingly rosso corsa Italian Grand Prix will most likely stay on the calendar for the time being. However, Imola, not Monza, signed the contract with Bernie Ecclestone to host it, per Motorsport.com. Monza has hosted the Italian Grand Prix every year except one since F1's inaugural 1950 season.
“I don’t think we have to have an Italian Grand Prix,” misguided elf-king of Formula One and infinitely wrong man Bernie Ecclestone told The Daily Mail. Tifosi, it’s time to get out those pitch forks and torches. Monza—historic wonderland and Ferrari’s home race Monza—could be replaced by Las Vegas.
[It used to be a little easier to tell when Formula One cars were loaded up in a turn. Here’s Juan Manuel Fangio driving a Maserati during the 1957 Italian Grand Prix. Photo credit: Central Press/Getty Images]
Monza is a place that oozes history, so Ferrari whipped out one of their old racers for an event to coincide with the Italian Grand Prix. This shot comes courtesy of Jamey Price, who captured the old and the new parked on Monza’s famous banking at an event hosted by Ferrari and their sponsor Shell.
“If you take Monza away from the calendar for any shitty money reasons, you are basically ripping our hearts out,” Vettel said after the Italian Grand Prix. Can I get an amen? Aaaaaaamen. Preach it, Brother Vettel. Preach.
Heartbreak in unlikely cars today: Nico Rosberg’s supposedly more reliable Mercedes engine blew right up with two laps to go at the Italian Grand Prix. While it looked like it was powered by jets for a second, this meant that Rosberg had to retire out of the race. Now the team’s been called to the stewards. Huh?
Both Lotus Formula One cars were forced to retire after first lap damage at Monza, but Pastor Maldonado’s car took a slightly more significant hit, despite Did Pastor Maldonado Crash Today? not ruling it as his fault.
Why, Kimi, why? You started in second! Second! Place! The hopes and dreams of Tifosi everywhere for a win at their home Italian Grand Prix now rest solely with Sebastian Vettel and/or the potential for mechanical gremlins in Hamilton’s new power unit. Why did you stall? Why? Whyyyyy?!
If cars had pants, that is, Max Verstappen’s Toro Rosso would be mooning us all.
This weekend at Monza, Alonso took to the grass outside of the super high speed Curva Grande while trying to pass Sebastian Vettel. Last year, Vettel was pushed onto the grass by Alonso on the same turn. Let's watch them side-by–side.
It’s time to say goodbye to the European season of Formula One at Monza, the track where racing looks like racing footage on stimulants. It was everyone’s last chance to stop the Red Bulls. But tell that to Sebastian Vettel, not about to be stopped. Warning: spoilers.
With an inspired start, Fernando Alonso launched into a defense of his 2010 win, but he had to yield to Sebastian Vettel.
This is Jackie Stewart at Monza in 1966, kicking up dirt with the fat rear tires of his H16-engined BRM P83, an overweight mess of cylinders and piping, three months after the accident at Spa that changed his life and led him to begin his campaign for safety in Formula One.
When we showed off the Moto Guzzi version of the three-wheel Blackjack, commenter superstar DoctorNine dropped an image into the thread that had us running for the history books. Built by Augusto Monaco and Carlo Felice Trossi, the 1935 Monaco Trossi is a front engined beast designed to race in Grand Prix, but due to…