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04 Sep 16:31
04 Sep 15:59 BREAKING NEWS: Formula 1 to be sold this week!
04 Sep 15:35 Check here for the driver standings after the 2016 Italian GP.
04 Sep 15:35 Check here for team standings after the 2016 Italian GP.
04 Sep 15:28 Well done, Nico Rosberg! Dominant victory at the 2016 Italian GP.
04 Sep 15:27 Thank you for joining us. Check back for our live coverage of the 2016 Singapore GP.
04 Sep 15:23 Vettel gives the Italian fans something to cheer about.
04 Sep 15:22 Rosberg takes his 50th podium position.
04 Sep 15:22 Vettel and Raikkonen takes third and fourth place for Ferrari.
04 Sep 15:21 Hamilton leads the championship by only two points from Rosberg.
04 Sep 15:21 Rosberg wins at Monza for the first time!
04 Sep 15:20 Alonso back out again and delivers the fastest lap of the race: 1.25:340
04 Sep 15:20 Button looking real close to the Haas, but not close enough.
04 Sep 15:18 Button chasing down Grosjean, hoping to take 11th place from the Frenchman.
04 Sep 15:18 Fastest lap: Kimi Raikkonen - 1.26:016
04 Sep 15:17 Alonso pulls into the pits. His race is over.
04 Sep 15:16 Did Ferrari throw away an opportunity to get both cars in the top three?
04 Sep 15:16 Rosberg is leading the race, Hamilton in second.
04 Sep 15:14 Verstappen makes the move on Perez, forcing the Mexican driver off the road.
04 Sep 15:13 Verstappen looking to overtake Sergio Perez. Will he do the same move as his team mate?
04 Sep 15:13 If Bottas didn't move away at the last second, that would have been a massive hit between him and Ricciardo.
04 Sep 15:12 RICCIARDO MAKES A DARING DIVE!!
04 Sep 15:10 Ricciardo finally catches up to Bottas, but overtaking is a whole different game.
04 Sep 15:09 This just in: South Africa's Brad Binder won the British GP in Moto3. Congratualtions, Brad!
04 Sep 15:07 Ferrari, it seems, would have to be happy with third and fourth places.
04 Sep 15:06 In case you missed it, here is the start of the race again.
04 Sep 15:04 Four retirements today: Palmer, Nasr, Wehrlein and Daniil Kvyat.
04 Sep 15:04 McLaren drivers Alonso and Button are running in 12th and 13th. No points on offer today, it seems.
04 Sep 15:03 Hamilton locks his left front wheel and his to drive over the sleeping policemen (speed bumps)
04 Sep 15:03 Is Hamilton carrying a problem?
04 Sep 15:02 Ricciardo is more than a second faster than Bottas. Those tyres seem to be working...
04 Sep 15:01 13 laps to go and Rosberg is gunning for his first Italian win.
04 Sep 14:59 Another retirement: Kvyat's Toro Rosso being pushed back into the garage.
04 Sep 14:59 Ricciardo is on the Super soft tyre. He's on maximum attack mode.
04 Sep 14:58 Button told by his engineer to not fight with Rosberg.
04 Sep 14:58 Felipe Massa makes another pit stop. Will Williams score double points today?
04 Sep 14:57 Ricciardo is running in third place, but is being hunted down by Vettel.
04 Sep 14:56 Daniil Kvyat is under investigation for speeding in the pit lane.
04 Sep 14:56 Verstappen pits and rejoins in ninth place.
04 Sep 14:55 Camera catches Joylon Palmer in a very joyous mood after retiring from the race...
04 Sep 14:54 Raikkonen pits, rejoins in fifth place behind Vettel and Max Verstappen.
15:26 Whew, what a race! Join us again in two weeks for the Singapore Grand Prix, cheers!
Lap 53 Massa finishes ninth in last ever Italian Grand Prix...
Lap 53 Waves from Vettel to the Italian crowd. Nice touch.
Lap 53 Hamilton claims second! Vettel claims third!
Lap 53 Nico Rosberg wins the Italian Grand Prix!
Lap 53 Final lap! Rosberg doing his last lap until victory.
Lap 52 Alonso pits and comes back out. Might have been a strategic call that...
Lap 51 Raikkonen sets another fastest lap!
Lap 51 Unless anything drastic happens, it looks the grid positions won't be changing.
Lap 50 Very good race from Rosberg, he has been comfortably in front from Lap 1.
Lap 49 Five laps to go as Rosberg mantains his comfortable lead!
Lap 48 Can Verstappen do the same on Perez in their battle for P7?
Lap 47 What an overtake from Ricciardo! Fantastic pass on the inside to pass Bottas.
Lap 46 Ricciardo desperately trying to get close to Bottas and line up an overtake.
Lap 45 Button overtakes Alonso on the chicane!
Lap 44 With the way the race panned out, Alonso is P12 and Button P13, both on different strategies and quite close to each other on track. Could be interesting to keep an eye on that...
Lap 44 Raikkonen sets fastest lap...
Lap 44 Bottas holding onto P5 but you can't help wonder if RIcciardo will eat him on fresh tyres...
Lap 43 10 laps to go! Hamilton warned to becareful of lock ups...
Lap 42 Verstappen and Perez battling for P7!
Lap 41 Hamilton loses almost a second after locking up on the chicane!
Lap 40 Barring any incident, the current order doesn't seem like it will change much.
Lap 39 Rosberg is almost 11 seconds ahead of Hamilton now. Both on mediums and both on one-stop strategies.
Lap 39 Bottas manages to stay ahead after Ricciardo's stop! The Aussie puts on supersofts though so that could work in their favour...
Lap 38 Kvyat under investigation now for speeding in the pit lanes.
Lap 37 Verstappen pulls into the pits now for his final stop. Softs also the preferred choice.
Lap 36 The two Red Bull's are also expected to make another pit stop.
Lap 35 Current top three is Rosberg, Hamilton and Ricciardo.
Lap 34 Raikkonen comes back in as well for his final stop!
Lap 33 Vettel pulls into the pits and puts on softs, he comes out P5.
Lap 32 Rosberg continues to lead the GP.
Lap 31 Perez enters the points and takes Alonso's P10.
Lap 30 Massa doing very impressive considering his qualy, the Brazilian currently in P7.
Lap 30 Bottas pits and comes out behind Hulkenberg in ninth.
Lap 29 The top seven haven't changed much since the start, the same drivers occupying the spots just in different positions.
Lap 28 Lewis Hamilton now sets fastest time on mediums!
Lap 28 Wehrlein out!
Lap 28 Rosberg sets fastest lap on mediums!
Lap 27 The Scuderia have one more stop to do so Hamilton is currently racing Rosberg now.
Lap 26 Vettel and Raikkonen now running in 1 and 2 respectively.
Lap 25 Hamilton pits now as well. The Ferrari's move ahead of them.
Lap 25 Rosberg pits and puts on Mediums. He re-joins behind Hamilton! The Brit now the current race leader.
Lap 24 Hamilton shown that he is actually doing quicker laps than Rosberg at the moment,
Lap 23 Mercedes clearly going for a one stop strategy.
Lap 22 The current top six: Rosberg, Hamilton, Vettel, Raikkonen, Bottas, Ricciardo. However, Mercedes are yet to pit.
Lap 21 When Hamilton pits he will come out close to Raikkonen, behind him or ahead of him is another matter entirely.
Lap 20 Grosjean, who has yet to make a stop, is being hunted down by Ricciardo now for P5.
Lap 19 Grosjean now running P5. Bottas catching up to him though..
Lap 18 Vettel and Raikkonen occupying third and fourth respectively after the flurry of stops.
Lap 17 Vettel retreats into the pits and loses two seconds on a botched stop!
Lap 17 Hamilton closing down on Vettel now.
Lap 17 Raikkonen puts on supersofts! Ferrari going on a differenty strategy as usual...could it be costly yet again?
Lap 16 Bottas making it look easy on now new tyres as he dispatches Button and Sainz.
Lap 15 The pitstops are in full force. Most of the drivers have pulled in now.
Lap 14 Rosberg is now 14 seconds ahead of Hamilton and 10 seconds ahead of Vettel.
Lap 14 Hamilton told three laps more until he pits.
Lap 14 Bottas pulls into the pits and puts on softs! Verstappen and Alonso do the same!
Lap 13 Hamilton takes the blame for the faulty start...
Lap 12 Kimi told to push as he gets ready for his first pit.
Lap 12 Hamilton reporting that his rear tyres are wasted.
Lap 11 Hamilton finally gets his man and overtakes Bottas. Ferrari's being lined up next for him.
Lap 11 Rosberg pulling away again as he now opens the gap to four seconds of the Ferrari's.
Lap 10 Hamilton told to nurture his tyres....he immediately tries to attack Bottas again.
Lap 9 Nasr the first casualty today as he retires from the race.
Lap 8 Verstappen climbs up to ninth now.
Lap 8 Rosberg sets fastest time again.
Lap 8 Vettel trying to stay close to Rosberg. He is 2 second behind him.
Lap 8 Furious battle for 16th between Button and co.
Lap 7 Raikkonen complaining about vibrations whlie Ferrari say that he must cool the engine...
Lap 6 Hamliton now 6 second behind Rosbeg, with three cars seperating them.
Lap 5 Massa also climbed on the grid as he is now running in P8.
Lap 5 Alonso running in the top ten here!
Lap 4 Bottas keeping Hamilton at bay but how long can he last for? Battle for fourth is heating up.
Lap 4 The two Ferrari's will be hoping to Keep Hamilton behind them now and chase down Rosberg at the same time.
Lap 3 Palmer pulls into the pits. Hamilton chasing down Bottas now.
Lap 3 Rosberg continues to open up ground on Vettel.
Lap 2 Nasr and Palmer collide!
Lap 1 Hamilton attacks Ricciardo but the Aussie is late on the brakes and keeps his position but the Brit manages to complete the move on the next corner.
Lap 1 Brilliant from Rosberg as he begins pulling away. Gutierrez drops down ten places!
Lap 1 Verstappen also made a start and is now running P11.
START Hamilton left behind! Vettel eats him at the start! The German challenges Rosberg! Rosberg leading! Hamilton drops behind a Red Bull now!
13:59 Drivers are lined up using the tyres they used in Q2. Both McLarens on the supersofts.
13:59 Formation lap underway
13:58 A sea of red in the Monza stands, Ferrari supported very well in Italy
13:55 Drivers are getting geared up and ready for the race!
13:53 Traditionally, Monza has always been a one-stop strategy race.
13:50 10 minutes until we're racing. Teams are out on the starting grid prepping the cars.
13:45 Italian national anthem being sung now around the circuit. Drivers are lined up.
13:42 Reports suggest that youngster Lance Stroll will take up Felipe Massa's race seat next year after the Brazilian announced his retirement.
13:38 Hamilton is nine points clear on the Championship table, and will be keen to maintain that lead as the season begins winding down.
13:35 Toro Rosso suffered a torrid weekend but will be hoping to at least get something out of the race today.
13:30 Bottas did well yesterday to split Ferrari and Red Bull as the Finn claimed P5 after qualy.
13:25 Statistically, pole position is more important in Monza than in Monaco.
13:22 Esteban Ocon will start at the back of the grid after failing to set a time during qualy.
13:20 Red Bull have been struggling for power compared to Mercedes and Ferrari, as Daniel Ricciardo qualified in sixth place and Max Verstappen in seventh.
13:15 Considered to be their home race, the last time Ferrari won a race Italy was in 2010, when Fernando Alonso was still racing for them.
13:12 Hamilton is all set to complete three race wins in a row in Italy, barring any incidents.
13:10 Monza is known for it's power hungry characteristics so it is no surprise that Mercedes powered engines are all doing the business on the Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
13:08 In case you missed it, Jenson Button announced yesterday that he will not be in F1 in 2017, with reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne taking his race seat.
13:07 In other news, Romain Grosjean drops from 12th after qualifying to 17th on the grid after suffering a grid penalty for changing his gearbox.
13:06 Ferrari duo Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will start on the grid P4 and P5 respectively.
13:05 Lewis Hamilton grabbed pole during yesterday's qualifiers, while his teammate Nico Rosberg took P2.
13:00 Welcome F1 fans! We're getting ready to bring you the 86th Italian Grand Prix! Remember, All times are local
15:04 Join us again tomorrow Sunday's race! Cheers!
15:02 Vettel pips his teammate for P3!
15:01 Hamilton grabs pole with a 1:21.135! Even faster than his fastest time.
15:00 Chequered flag waved!
14:59 Hamilton sets 1:21.358! Rosberg goes second. Raikkonen third and Vettel fourth!
14:59 Ferrari join their rivals on the Monza circuit...
14:58 Mercedes goes out now to secure their one-two qualifying.
14:57 Three minutes left for the pole shootout!
14:56 Everyone in the pits now getting ready for their second laps...
14:55 Gutierrez yet to complete a lap yet!
14:55 Hamilton goes fastest! 1:21.358 the time to beat! Almost a full second ahead of Ferrari and Red Bull! Wow
14:54 Rosberg sets 1:21.646!
14:52 Rosberg to get us going with the first flying lap of the session.
14:51 Verstappens moans saying that his front tyres aren't warming up.
14:50 Q3 is on! We're up for an intense battle for pole. Hamilton's to lose...
14:45 Battling out for pole in Q3 will be contested between: Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel, Bottas, Raikkonen, Ricciardo, Gutierrez, Verstappen, Perez, Hulkenberg.
14:45 Out in Q2: 11 Massa 12 Grosjean 13 Alonso 14 Wehrlein 15 Button 16 Sainz
14:43 Red Bull and Force India into Q3!
14:42 Button and Alonso out! Grosjean also out.
14:41 Chequered flag waved!
14:40 Sainz, Grosjean and Hulkenberg currently in the drop zone.
14:38 Mercedes and Red Bull the only ones on softs in the top ten.
14:36 Vettel is P3 with Bottas behind him in P4.
14:35 Verstappen currently 10th and Ricciardo ninth. Will have to do something amazing here if they want to be close to Ferrari or Mercedes.
14:33 Wehrlein and Alonso joins the Silver Arrows, who had the track to themselves for a stint.
14:30 Hamilton lapping quicker than him though and does 1:21.498.
14:29 Wow Rosberg puts in a 1:21.809 on softs!
14:27 Mercedes takes the lead for this session.
14:26 Q2 is underway!
14:25 Drivers into Q2: Hamilton, Rosberg, Vettel, Ricciardo, Raikkonen, Verstappen, Hulkenberg, Bottas, Gutierrez, Grosjean, Perez, Massa, Sainz, Button, Wehrlein, Alonso
14:20 Eliminated in Q1: 17 Kvyat 18 Nasr 19 Ericsson 20 Palmer 21 Magnussen 22 Ocon
14:18 Wehrlein makes into Q2! Kvyat drops down.
14:17 Chequered flag! Button moves up! Alonso goes safe!
14:16 With Ocon definitely out of Q1, Nasr, Alonso, Palmer, Magnussen and Ericsson all in danger still.
14:15 Grosjean manages to claw himself out trouble, Alonso still in there though.
14:14 Alonso and Grosjean currently in the drop zone.
14:12 Vettel claims third for the time being while Raikkonen is P4. Verstappen closely behind him though.
14:12 Both Ferrari's out there now with softs.
14:11 Hamilton goes fastest now! Luckily yellow flags caused by Esteban Ocon didn't affect his lap.
14:09 Rosberg goes quickest for the time being with a 1:22.497.
14:07 Grosjean now starts his session. He will be eager to put in a fast time with his gearbox penalty expected to be implemented.
14:05 Palmer and Kvyat enter the track now on their out lap.
14:05 Boom! Magnussen sets the first of 1:25.074!
14:02 As expected, everyone will be wearing out supersoft tyres.
14:02 Magnussen and Wehrlein gets us started for Q1.
14:00 Green light! We're off!
13:58 Weather looks glorious in Monza today. Plenty of buzz around the track.
13:55 We're almost underway!
13:50 However, Daniel Ricciardo is still confident that Red Bull can pull something off during qualifying.
13:48 Ferrari were yet again ahead of Red Bull in terms of power as Sebastian Vettel occupied P3 while Raikkonen took P4.
13:45 Unlike the first two practice sessions, the Frenchman failed to finish in the top ten during FP3.
13:42 Breaking news coming out of Italy now as Romain Grosjean is set for a grid penalty after his gearbox change
13:38 Hamilton's closest rival Nico Rosberg couldn't quite the match pace of his teammate, but could he spurn a surprise during qualifiers?
13:35 Last year the Brit completed the triple, when he claimed the race win, pole position and the fastest lap during the Italian Grand Prix.
13:32 Hamilton topped the times during FP3. Can he continue his momentum and take P1 by the end of Saturday?
13:30 Welcome back! We're underway 30 minutes. Who is your tip to grab pole?
12:02 That is it for now, join us in two hours for qualifying for the Italian GP. Cheers.
12:00 The chequered flag is out and FP3 ends with a Hamilton P1. His 1:22.008 is 0.393s up on Rosberg. Vettel finishes third.
11:58 A brief off for Palmer brings out the yellow flags but they are quickly cleared as he recovers. He is P15.
11:55 Perez moves up to ninth place while Hulkenberg is P11. They are split by the Haas of Gutierrez.
11:53 Raikkonen also puts in personal bests to better his previous time, it is a 1:23.149 for the Finn.
11:52 Now it is Raikkonen's turn while Bottas has moved up to fifth place and Massa sixth. The Williams are ahead of the Red Bull drivers.
11:51 Vettel does personal bests in all three sectors to set a 1:22.9, which puts him P3 and 0.9s off the pace.
11:50 Another supersoft run coming from Vettel as he leaves the pits with a new set of the red-marked tyres.
11:47 Verstappen and Ricciardo are back out on used softs, Gutierrez heads out on new supersofts, same as Ericsson.
11:43 Sainz has popped up in 13th place, so that's an improved showing for the Spaniard.
11:41 Hamilton hits back. Up in the first sector, and the second, and the third sees the Brit retake P1 with a 1:22.008.
11:40 Purple, purple, and purple for Rosberg gives him a 1:22.401.
11:39 Hamilton is back out and on a brand new set of supersofts. Rosberg joins his team-mate, also on the same rubber.
11:38 "I don't like it," Wehrlein responds when asked for "comments on the balance on that run." Hmm, that's not super helpful.
11:37 Ferraris in the garage, that would be Piero Ferrari.
11:35 Verstappen does a 1:23.7 despite a moment as he has to dodge the Renault of Magnussen. "I got blocked" says Max.
11:34 Verstappen has joined the action on a new set of supersofts while Ricciardo has swapped to the soft tyres.
11:33 Perez is topping the speed trap at 351kph ahead of Rosberg, Hamilton, Bottas, Hulkenberg and Button. Five Mercedes-powered cars at the front.
11:31 Still waiting for a lap time from Ocon in the Manor but he is out of track rigth now.
11:28 Button breaks into the top ten in tenth place. He is 1.7s off the pace.
11:25 Make that Vettel second, Rosberg third and Raikkonen fourth. Vettel is 0.02s up on Rosberg. But note that the Ferraris on the supersofts, the Mercedes drivers on the softs.
11:24 Rosberg's next flying lap puts him P2, 0.477s down on Hamilton. Raikkonen is third and Vettel fourth.
11:23 Doesn't seem to have enamoured Rosberg, who asks "what on earth was that?"
11:22 Rosberg had to back out of his flying lap as he caught Verstappen in the chicane. The Dutchman does apologise for not moving out of the way.
11:21 Here comes Raikkonen in the Ferrari, while Hamilton is out in the Mercedes. Raikkonen goes second quickest, make that third as Hamilton hits the front with a 1:22.856.
11:19 Verstappen is second behind his team-mate, 0.293s down.
11:18 Ricciardo battles a bit of understeer on his way to a 1:23.709. That is the Red Bull driver's best time of the weekend to date.
11:16 Green light and the drivers can get back up to speed.
11:15 So it is a Haas 1-2 (although only seven drivers have set times), and it is a Haas out of the session.
11:13 Virtual Safety Car is out for Grosjean's incident.
11:11 Grosjean's practice looks to be over as he is off the track and in the gravel at Ascari. He hit the inside kerb, which pitched the car into a spin and Grosjean out of FP3.
11:08 Gutierrez and Grosjean begin a second lap on their supersoft tyres. It is a 1:24.7 and a 1:24.4 with Grosjean ahead.
11:06 Esteban Gutierrez, Grosjean, Wehrlein and Felipe Massa all venture out. Not exactly a mad rush now is it?
11:04 Ricciardo, Alonso and Bottas put in an installation lap and head back into the pits.
11:01 Esteban Ocon is the first man out, Button follows him onto the circuit.
11:00 Green light and FP3 is underway at Monza.
10:50 The track temperature is up to 30'C, air temperature is 27'C.
10:43 At the bottom of the timesheets, Toro Rosso did not have a good day as they have gone back to basics in an effort to find their lost pace. Carlos Sainz was P17 to Daniil Kvyat's P20. They were joined at the back by Sauber, Manor, who had Pascal Wehrlein up into 16th place, and Renault. Jolyon Palmer was slowest of all on Friday.
10:39 Kimi Raikkonen was fourth fastest ahead of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo as it once again looks as if Ferrari and Red Bull will fight it out for 'best of the rest'. Fernando Alonso impressed in seventh place and reckons Q3 is possible for McLaren-Honda in today's qualifying. Valtteri Bottas, Romain Grosjean and Jenson Button completed the top ten.
10:36 Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg set the pace on Friday afternoon at the Cathedral of Speed but it was Sebastian Vettel's P3 that delighted the tisofi. The Ferrari driver was 0.453s slower than Hamilton on the supersoft tyres.
10:30 Welcome to Monza for the third and final practice session of the Italian Grand Prix. All times are local.
15:32 Join us again tomorrow for the third practice session and qualifying! Cheers.
15:30 Chequered flag waved! Hamilton tops the times while Rosberg settles for second.
15:29 The session coming to a close now as drivers finish off their laps and make their way back to their garages.
15:27 Everyone but two drivers out there on track now trying to collect last minute data and make the most of it.
15:25 Vettel says he struggling on the soft compound after completing over 20 laps.
15:22 Both Hamilton and Rosberg have both completed over 30 laps each.
15:18 Ten minutes to go in this session! Will we see any surprises?
15:13 Ricciardo now running on used softs.
15:10 Button tells McLaren on the radio that he is losing his rears.
15:07 The current top ten: 1 Hamilton; 2 Rosberg; 3 Vettel; 4 Raikkonen; 5 Verstappen; 6 Ricciardo; 7 Alonso; 8 Bottas; 9 Grosjean; 10 Button.
15:04 Verstappen goes ahead of his teammate for fifth!
15:03 Mercedes warns Rosberg: "Nico, you need to follow the warnings on your dash, please."
15:01 Woah! Alonso goes sixth after putting in a very strong lap on supersofts. Very encouraging for McLaren-Honda there.
15:00 Further down the grid, Jolyon Palmer is currently the slowest on the track. He is over three seconds slower than Hamilton.
14:56 Most drivers on the grid currently running on the supersoft tyres finding out how far they can go...
14:54 Just like the first session, Grosjean continues to run in the top ten. Very impressive from the American team here in Monza.
14:50 Alonso gets pushed back into the pits after reporting a problem!
14:45 Mercedes tell Hamilton and Rosberg to use their tyres wisely as they plan on doing a one-stop race on Sunday.
14:42 Nico Rosberg re-enters the track on used supersofts.
14:40 Yellow flags! Virtual safety car out now after Pascal Wehrlein breaks down.
14:37 Long stints now will be run for the rest of the session.
14:36 Hamilton comments on the radio: "I don't think these tyres are going to do another lap." After attempting to set fastest time again on supersofts.
14:34 Red Bull in much better shape now, they are currently the third best team on the circuit as Verstappen goes fifth fastest on softs.
14:31 Vettel's fastest lap is short lived as Rosberg and Hamilton beat him on supersoft tyres. The Brit breaks into the 1:22's for the first time today. Rosberg goes second for the times being.
14:30 Vettel goes onto the supersoft tyre now... expect a fiery lap.
14:30 Ricciardo puts in a strong lap and goes second!
14:28 Ricciardo puts on softs now after taking a breather from the session...
14:26 Verstappens slots into P7! Just behind Massa.
14:26 The Dutch youngster running the prototype tyre as well.
14:24 Verstappen on his out lap now. Ricciardo still only ninth on the times table.
14:22 Supersofts are expected to put on the cars now. How many laps do you think one stint will last on this high speed track?
14:21 The current top three on times table, Hamilton, Vettel and Rosberg, are all in the pits.
14:20 Button running P8 now at the moment. His teammate Fernando Alonso yet to set a time though.
14:20 Nasr running into some trouble it seems: "I lost power through the exit of the last corner."
14:18 Massa also decides to go on the prototype tyre.
14:16 Ricciardo on the test tyre....
14:15 The two Ferrari's into the pits now.
14:13 Hamilton, on the soft tyre, goes quickest! 1:23.732, Rosberg slots in behind Vettel with 1:24.752.
14:12 The German also decides to put on the mediums.
14:10 FP1's times topper Nico Rosberg on circuit now..
14:09 Grosjean: "The rear feels much less stable."
14:07 Perez goes third. just under 2 seconds behind the Vettel's fastest time.
14:05 Vettel now sets the fastest time of the session so far with 1:24.456.
14:04 Wehrlein running P2, 2 seconds behind the flying Finn.
14:03 Raikkonen sets an opening time of 1:25.153, while Magnussen runs wide!
14:02 Raikkonen on track with mediums.
14:01 Huge cheers for Ferrari as Kimi Raikkonen makes his way onto the track. H won a championship with the Scuderia back in 2007.
14:00 Green light! Pascal Wehrlein gets us started.
13:55 We're underway soon. Get ready!
13:52 As expected, Rosberg and Hamilton will be battling out for P1. No one looks close to challenging them.
13:50 It could also be the fact that Red Bull aren't particularly known for having straight line speed, which is why they could fall off the pace compared to their rivals...
13:45 We also got to see more sightings of the Halo cockpit protection concept during the opening session.
13:41 Note that the Autodromo Nazionale Monza is a very high speed circuit.
13:38 Haas showing that their car is great when the track characteristic are in their favour. Romain Grosjean finished the FP1 fifth fastest of the day.
13:36 Very promising session for Ferrari, not so much for Red Bull though, who were slower than Force India and Haas.
13:32 Just a recap of the action from FP1: Nico Rosberg posted a 1:22.959 to beat team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the first P1 of the Italian Grand Prix weekend, while Kimi Raikkonen was third.
13:30 We're back! Hope you enjoyed the first practice session of the Italian Grand Prix. We're underway for the second session in 30 minutes.
11:32 That is it for now, join us in two hours for FP2. Cheers.
11:31 The session ends with a P1 for Rosberg, 0.2s up on Hamilton with Raikkonen a full second down.
11:30 The chequered flag is out and FP1 is over.
11:28 Last lap or two coming up.
11:26 A problem for Alonso who looks to have a gearbox issue. He is told to return to the pits "slowly."
11:24 Vettel reports a "bad slot for traffic." No surprise there.
11:21 Grosjean is up to sixth on the supersoft tyres.
11:20 Raikkonen has taken third off Vettel, who is not able to improve on his first soft lap.
11:18 Raikkonen has climbed up to fourth place as Vettel now heads out on new soft tyres. And a mistake for Hamilton who gets it wrong at the second chicane.
11:17 Grosjean is out there with Haas' new rear wing and was 12th quickest on the softs. Now swapping to the supersofts he moves up to ninth place.
11:14 Raikkonen has ventured out on a new set of soft tyres but still no sign of Vettel.
11:12 So as we get into the final stages of this 90-minute session it is Rosberg ahead of Hamilton, Vettel, Perez, Bottas, Raikkonen, Verstappen, Ricciardo, Button and Celis. Yip, test driver Celis is P10.
11:09 Nasr is up to 16th place and asks Sauber if they want "constant pushing." He is told yes.
11:04 Rosberg is onto his fourth lap on the soft tyres, Hamilton is back in the pits, and Palmer is up to 18th place. This looks as if it will be another difficult grand prix for Renault.
11:01 A smile from Vettel as he takes a breather in the pits. He is P3.
11:00 Massa has had a run out on track, moving up 15th place, before heading back into the pits.
10:58 And that improvement is followed by Verstappen getting it all wrong and running wide as he lost the rear wing through the Ascari chicane.
10:57 Verstappen is up to sixth place ahead of Bottas.
10:55 Rosberg has done a 1:22.9 on the soft tyres with Hamilton 0.203s down on his team-mate.
10:52 New softs, the real deal not the prototypes, as Hamilton and Rosberg leaves the pits.
10:51 A mistake from Sainz at the second chicane and he goes on straight.
10:50 Hamilton and Rosberg remain in the pits with Mercedes tweeting that it is "feedback and tinkering time."
10:46 Nasr joins the Toro Rossos out on track.
10:42 Kvyat sets a time and it is a 1:27.3, Sainz does a 1:26.4.
10:41 Williams are hoping to get Massa back out shortly after reporting an issue with his turbo.
10:40 Sainz and Kvyat are both putting in their sixth laps of this session but neither has set a time yet.
10:37 Issues for Felipe Nasr as the Sauber driver reports a lack of power. Sauber introduced a host of updates last time out at Belgium but failed to reap any rewards. They remain point-less for this season.
10:36 Perez has improved to fourth place on the supersofts while Rosberg is told that his tyres are looking " reasonably robust" so Mercedes want him to continue lapping. He has just started lap 8 on his supersofts.
10:34 Raikkonen, is onto this seventh lap of this day, is told that he is "restricted on mileage."
10:32 Over at Ferrari, Vettel is up to third on the soft tyres and Raikoknen is fourth. They are 0.665s and 1.286s off the pace respectively.
10:31 Hamilton now does a 1:23.643 to beat Rosberg by 0.008s.
10:30 Hamilton is purple in the first sector, Rosberg responds with a fastest middle sector and final sector and a 1:23.6. Hamilton's time is a 1:24.1.
10:28 Hamilton has followed his team-mate out, can he beat the German's time? Let's find out.
10:27 Yip, it is a P1 for Rosberg with a 1:23.736.
10:25 Here comes a quick time as Rosberg leads the pits on a new set of supersofts.
10:24 Vettel is on a flier, and it is a 1:25.7 for the Ferrari driver. Puts him P5.
10:21 Over at Toro Rosso, Sainz and Daniil Kvyat are running very different set-ups as Toro Rosso are trying to get back to basics having lost speed of late. The team has already warned that don't expect to be quick today as they try figure out what has gone wrong.
10:18 Hamilton edged Rosberg with a 1:24.1 before heading back into the pits.
10:16 Magnussen's first lap time in his new chassis is a 1:28.6.
10:14 Wehrlein heads back into the pits, asking "what's the problem?" He's told it is nothing major and will be explained when he gets back in.
10:11 Ocon and Wehrlein ventured out along with Perez and Celis.
10:10 Rosberg has edged Hamilton with a 1:24.9.
10:09 P1 for Hamilton with a 1:25.1, Rosberg is 0.263s down, Bottas a further second off the pace. All of them used the prototype soft.
10:08 Button heads back into the pits and is told "data is good" by McLaren. Time to stripe off that Halo?
10:06 And with that Verstappen heads out. Button does a 1:28.9 using Pirelli's prototype tyres, which the teams also ran in last Friday's practices. The tyres are designed to be more robust against kerbs and debris.
10:05 Perez has pitted after his one lap with Halo, still waiting for Verstappen.
10:04 Button is lapping with Halo on his car and crosses the line to do a second lap.
10:02 Fernando Alonso, Celis, Rosberg, Sergio Perez, Jenson Button and Ricciardo are out at the moment.
10:01 Magnussen was cleared to race by the FIA doctors on Thursday. He suffered an ankle injury his massive Belgian GP shunt that destroyed his RS16. He is out in a new chassis this weekend.
10:00 Green light and FP1 is underway with Carlos Sainz heading out of the pits ahead of Daniil Kvyat, Pascal Wehrlein, Vettel, Esteban Gutierrez, Raikkonen and Kevin Magnussen.
09:55 Keep an eye on Max Verstappen this weekend as he's been courting controversy with his driving. Also a Friday FP1 run for Alfonso Celis and it is Esteban Ocon's second grand prix weekend.
09:52 Blue skies, a few clouds and 25'C greet the drivers as they prepare for FP1. The track temperature is up to 28'C.
09:46 But while Mercedes are the favourites to win this weekend's race, and even take the 1-2, the tifosi will be hoping to see an improvement from Ferrari. Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will be racing upgraded power units this weekend. Red Bull will be looking to also upset Ferrari's party although Daniel Ricciardo admits the Scuderia may have the advantage in their battle, at least at Monza.
09:43 Speaking of Rosberg, his Belgian GP win saw him reduce Lewis Hamilton's advantage in the title race to just nine points. Hamilton, though, has a stockpile of engines thanks to Belgian antics which saw him take three new engines in one race weekend.
09:39 Expect to see the Halo back in action this morning as Jenson Button, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez are all expected to run it. However, whether they'll keep it on for more than a lap as Nico Rosberg did at Spa, remains to be seen.
09:34 If you missed it, the big news ahead of this weekend's grand prix is that Felipe Massa is retiring from Formula 1 at the end of this season. This will be my last season in F1, he confirmed. I will enjoy my last eight races in F1 as much as Ive always done. I just want to say thank you to everybody who is around me and who have followed me in my career.
09:30 Welcome to Monza, home of the Italian GP, Ferrari and the ever-enthusiastic tifosi. All times are local.
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:27.328 1:17:28.089 1
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:28.939 15.070 1
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:26.429 20.990 2
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:26.863 27.561 2
5 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:28.136 45.295 2
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:28.220 51.015 2
7 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:26.876 54.236 2
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1:28.571 64.954 2
9 Felipe Massa Williams 1:26.925 65.617 2
10 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:27.561 78.656 2
11 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:27.456 1 LAP 1
12 Jenson Button McLaren 1:27.563 1 LAP 2
13 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:27.342 1 LAP 2
14 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:26.683 1 LAP 3
15 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:26.827 1 LAP 2
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:29.660 1 LAP 1
17 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:27.618 1 LAP 2
18 Esteban Ocon Manor 1:28.534 2 LAPS 1
R Pascal Wehrlein Manor RETIRED 54 LAPS 1
R Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso RETIRED 54 LAPS 3
R Felipe Nasr Sauber RETIRED 54 LAPS 4
R Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport RETIRED 54 LAPS 2
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:21.135 - 5
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:21.613 0.478 5
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:21.972 0.837 4
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:22.065 0.93 5
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:22.388 1.253 4
6 Felipe Massa Williams 1:22.967 1.469 2
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:22.389 1.254 5
7 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:22.411 1.276 5
8 Sergio Perez Force India 1:22.814 1.679 5
9 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:22.836 1.701 6
10 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:23.184 2.049 6
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:21.498 - 3
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:21.809 0.311 3
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:22.275 0.777 2
4 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:22.499 1.001 2
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:22.568 1.070 3
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:22.638 1.140 3
7 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:22.856 1.358 4
8 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:22.857 1.359 3
9 Sergio Perez Force India 1:22.922 1.424 3
10 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:22.951 1.453 4
11 Felipe Massa Williams 1:22.967 1.469 3
12 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:23.092 1.594 4
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:23.273 1.775 4
14 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:23.315 1.817 5
15 Jenson Button McLaren 1:23.399 1.901 4
16 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:23.496 1.998 4
16 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:23.832 1.978 2
16 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:23.956 2.102 1
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:21.854 - 1
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.497 0.643 1
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:23.077 1.223 1
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:23.158 1.304 1
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:23.217 1.363 1
6 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:23.229 1.375 1
7 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:23.259 1.405 2
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:23.264 1.410 1
9 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:23.386 1.532 2
10 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:23.421 1.567 2
11 Sergio Perez Force India 1:23.439 1.585 1
12 Felipe Massa Williams 1:23.489 1.635 1
13 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:23.661 1.807 2
14 Jenson Button McLaren 1:23.666 1.812 2
15 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:23.760 1.906 3
16 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:23.783 1.929 2
17 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:23.825 1.971 3
18 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:23.956 2.102 2
19 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:24.087 2.233 2
20 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:24.230 2.376 3
21 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:24.436 2.582 3
22 Esteban Ocon Manor 0
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:22.008 - 5
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.401 0.393 6
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:22.946 0.938 5
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:23.149 1.141 4
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:23.500 1.492 6
6 Felipe Massa Williams 1:23.647 1.639 6
7 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:23.709 1.701 5
8 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:23.740 1.732 4
9 Sergio Perez Force India 1:23.917 1.909 4
10 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:24.034 2.026 3
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:24.041 2.033 3
12 Jenson Button McLaren 1:24.104 2.096 3
13 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:24.240 2.232 5
14 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:24.463 2.455 0
15 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:24.533 2.525 3
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:24.542 2.534 5
17 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:24.658 2.65 3
18 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:24.715 2.707 4
19 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:24.793 2.785 4
20 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:24.845 2.837 4
21 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:24.893 2.885 3
22 Esteban Ocon Manor 1:24.938 2.93 4
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:22.801 - 5
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.994 0.193 5
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:23.254 0.453 6
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:23.427 0.626 6
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:23.732 0.931 5
6 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:24.003 1.202 4
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:24.259 1.458 5
8 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:24.299 1.498 7
9 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:24.516 1.715 5
10 Jenson Button McLaren 1:24.549 1.748 4
11 Felipe Massa Williams 1:24.556 1.755 5
12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 1:24.587 1.786 6
13 Sergio Perez Force India 1:24.653 1.852 5
14 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:24.674 1.873 4
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:24.981 2.180 4
16 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:25.083 2.282 5
17 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:25.240 2.439 4
18 Esteban Ocon Manor 1:25.275 2.474 2
19 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:25.555 2.754 7
20 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:25.614 2.813 5
21 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:25.643 2.842 6
22 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:25.833 3.032 6
Driver Standings
#DriverTeamTimeGapPits
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.959 - 6
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:23.162 0.203 5
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1:24.047 1.088 5
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:24.307 1.348 5
5 Sergio Perez Force India 1:24.650 1.691 5
6 Romain Grosjean Haas 1:24.763 1.804 4
7 Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:24.785 1.826 5
8 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:24.982 2.023 4
9 Esteban Gutierrez Haas 1:25.113 2.154 4
10 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 1:25.120 2.161 4
11 Jenson Button McLaren 1:25.351 2.392 4
12 Alfonso Celis Force India 1:25.367 2.408 5
13 Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:25.507 2.548 4
14 Felipe Massa Williams 1:25.840 2.881 3
15 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:25.853 2.894 4
16 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 1:25.973 3.014 6
17 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:26.074 3.115 6
18 Esteban Ocon Manor 1:26.391 3.432 6
19 Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:26.439 3.480 7
20 Pascal Wehrlein Manor 1:26.762 3.803 5
21 Jolyon Palmer Renault Sport 1:26.811 3.852 7
22 Kevin Magnussen Renault Sport 1:26.956 3.997 8
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