Italian GP (2015)
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The final laps of the Italian Grand Prix left everybody - including race winner Lewis Hamilton - very confused. Adam Cooper brings you the full story behind the tyre pressure saga.
Mercedes has welcomed the idea of a push to establish a firm tyre checking protocol in Formula 1, following the post-race controversy involving Lewis Hamilton.
The top 10 all stop only once, with soft-medium strategy.
Valtteri Bottas finished in fourth, pushing his teammate hard in the final laps
Mercedes insists it was not deliberately trying to exploit the tyre pressure limits when it was found to be below what was allowed before the start of the Italian GP.
Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene suspects that finger trouble was to blame for Kimi Raikkonen's failure to get away from the front of the grid at the Italian Grand Prix.
Pirelli’s Paul Hembery has told Motorsport.com that the issue of Mercedes potentially running with tyre pressure guidelines was about both increased performance and safety.
Lewis Hamilton extended his World Championship lead with his seventh victory of the season at Monza – but Nico Rosberg’s late-race retirement and Mercedes being summoned to the stewards over tyre pressures were the big stories.
Red Bull’s star driver Daniel Ricciardo has voiced his concern that Renault might have to build even more engines to see him through the season.
Despite Felipe Massa improving on his second run in Q3, Nico Rosberg jumped ahead in the final moments.
The Italian Grand Prix features a record total of 168 grid place penalties following a host of component changes and punishments for drivers.
Nico Rosberg: "...after the problem in FP3, I had to run an old engine which had already been used for five race weekends so I had a small lack of power."
Kimi second, Sebastian third
McLaren driver Fernando Alonso thinks Ferrari has no reason to be happy about its performance compared to Formula 1's dominant team Mercedes.
Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda has disagreed with driver Nico Rosberg over the cause of the German’s lack of pace that restricted him to fourth place on the grid for the Italian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton secured his 11th pole position of the 2015 season, beating Kimi Raikkonen to the top stop in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix.
Pirelli has warned F1 teams that they cannot allow the pressures to drop below the prescribed minimum limit after cars leave the pits during the Italian GP.
Lewis Hamilton continued to set the pace at Monza, setting the quickest time in final practice for the Italian Grand Prix.
Romain Grosjean: "For qualifying, we should have a good fight on our hands with Force India, Williams and Ferrari."
Daniel Ricciardo, Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz are all set to make a double power unit change at Monza in response to the strategy adopted by McLaren at Spa.
Sebastian Vettel: “Expectations are high, but all we can promise to our fans is that we’ll give it everything we have.”
On the Formula 1’s temple of speed, both Sahara Force India drivers completed each session in the top five.
Lewis Hamilton had the measure of Nico Rosberg again in second free practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, but only just.
Lewis Hamilton led teammate Nico Rosberg in opening practice for the Italian Grand Prix as Mercedes was in a league apart as the action kicked off at Monza.
Pirelli is understood to have agreed to a lower increase in its minimum F1 tyre pressures for this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix after consultation with teams.
Sebastian Vettel says Pirelli's immediate response to the Belgian Grand Prix tyre failures has left him more confident about the job it is doing in Formula 1, but insists lessons still need to be learned.
Lotus has finally been able to push on and begin preparing its cars for the Italian Grand Prix, after its trucks arrived at Monza on Wednesday evening.
Italy's motorsport boss said on Tuesday that he was hopeful Monza could still put together a deal to save the Italian Grand Prix, as the country's prime minster was poised to get involved in discussions.
Nico Hülkenberg: "When you have a frustrating weekend like the one in Spa, the best cure is to get back behind the wheel and go racing again."
Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli says it will reveal the results of its investigation into Sebastian Vettel's Belgian GP tyre blowout at Monza this weekend.
The FIA is prepared to step in and impose whatever tyre guidelines Pirelli requests for the Italian Grand Prix, to ensure there is no risk of trouble at Monza.