Yesterday’s Italian GP, held at beautiful top speed temple Monza, gained momentum about 7 laps before the checkered flag. Nico Rosberg was catching up on Vettel’s Ferrari, promising a Germanic fight for second place, the two Williams in 5th and 4th were getting within DRS distance, and Lewis Hamilton was prompted to… »
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?
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?! »
Technical innovation is what makes Formula 1 so different from any other form of racing. The on track action is as much played out by the engineers and aerodynamicists as it is the drivers. We are here to admire, study, and discuss this beauty that exists on the ragged edge of what we think is possible, or at least… »
"It just sounded like power." Jacques Lafitte's Ligier-Matra would proudly shout over modern-day Formula One cars with its deep, growling V12. This car is one of the angriest things ever to wear French racing blue, and here's wonderful vintage onboard footage of it running at Monza. »
Okay, so we already saw Red Bull F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo pull out for an inches-close pass on a world champion at 217 miles an hour. Now let's watch him 'sell the dummy' to a four-time world champion at precisely 322 km/h, or 200 miles an hour. »
Ok, ok, that's a very cool hybrid V6 Ferrari Formula One car there but, uh, tell me more about that sweet Jeep in the background. »
[Young Russian F1 driver Daniil Kvyat prepares for the about-to-start Italian Grand Prix at Monza by wearing a silly hat. Photo Credit: Getty] »
Every year before Le Mans, Audi rents out Monza for high speed testing. They run it without the first corner chicane. That means they run the Curva Grande at well over 200 miles an hour. It is absolutely unreal. »
This is the story of ungodly budgets, banshee engines, and a car that screamed past 230 miles an hour. It's a story of F1's fastest machines, the glory days of the V10 era. Photo Credit: Getty Images »