Italian GP (2015)

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Italian GP: F1's tyre controversy. Know the whole story

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.

Ferrari positive despite gap to Mercedes

Ferrari says it is far from concerned about not having closed the gap to Mercedes at the Italian Grand Prix, despite using more engine development tokens.

Rosberg's engine faces further investigation

Nico Rosberg must wait a few more days to find out if he will need to use a new engine at the Singapore Grand Prix, following his problems at Monza.

Mercedes would welcome tighter tyre checking procedure

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.

Hulkenberg "frustrated" with car issues

Force India's Nico Hulkenberg was left frustrated despite finishing seventh in the Italian grand Prix, having not being able to extract the pace which he knows is possible from the car.

Lotus on the Italian GP: A double retirement

Romain Grosjean: "It was a too optimistic move from Nasr who hit me which meant my race was over."

Williams' Massa claimed his second podium of the season in Monza

Valtteri Bottas finished in fourth, pushing his teammate hard in the final laps

A bittersweet Italian GP for Mercedes

Mercedes now lead Ferrari by 181 points in the Constructors' Championship and Lewis Hamilton now leads the Drivers' Championship by 53 points from Nico Rosberg.

Mercedes denies pushing tyre pressure to the limit

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: A podium in Monza

Sebastian Vettel second, Kimi Raikkonen fifth

Ferrari suspects Raikkonen to blame for poor start

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: Tyre pressure limits “there for a reason”

Pirelli’s Paul Hembery has told that the issue of Mercedes potentially running with tyre pressure guidelines was about both increased performance and safety.

Smedley expects Mercedes to be excluded

Williams's Rob Smedley says Mercedes should be excluded from the Italian Grand Prix if it is found to have breached the technical regulations.

Italian GP: Post-race press conference

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) and Felipe Massa (Williams).

Italian GP: Seven up for Hamilton, Rosberg blows up

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.

Ricciardo’s fresh power unit fear: “We are short on engines”

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.

Massa qualified fifth and Bottas sixth for tomorrow’s Italian GP

Despite Felipe Massa improving on his second run in Q3, Nico Rosberg jumped ahead in the final moments.

Italian GP starting grid: Record 168 grid penalties at Monza

The Italian Grand Prix features a record total of 168 grid place penalties following a host of component changes and punishments for drivers.

Rivals helped Lotus out of tyre blanket drama

Lotus praised rivals Sauber, Toro Rosso and Ferrari for helping it out of a tyre blanket drama at the Italian Grand Prix that could have dramatically hurt its qualifying chances.

FIA investigating Verstappen's lost engine cover

Max Verstappen is under investigation for an unsafe release in qualifying after the engine cover flew off his Toro Rosso shortly after he left the pits.

Hamilton waits on Rosberg engine investigation

Mercedes is still investigating the engine problem suffered by Nico Rosberg in final practice, and the team admits there is still a question mark over the unit in Lewis Hamilton's car.

Lewis clinches pole after intense qualifying battle at Monza, Nico to start fourth

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."

Italian GP: Post-qualifying press conference

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari).

Alonso says Ferrari form nothing to be happy about

McLaren driver Fernando Alonso thinks Ferrari has no reason to be happy about its performance compared to Formula 1's dominant team Mercedes.

Perez: Tow from Raikkonen cost me time

Force India driver Sergio Perez laments trying to take help from Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari which, in the end, lost him time in his final qualifying run at Monza.

Rosberg blames engine deficiency, Lauda disagrees with him

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.

Italian GP: Hamilton beats Raikkonen to Monza pole

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.

Button staying positive despite Monza struggles

Jenson Button says his sights are already set on Singapore after qualifying 16th at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix, admitting McLaren didn’t have a hope of making Q2 in qualifying.

Rosberg forced to revert to old-spec engine

Nico Rosberg has been forced to revert to the old specification of Mercedes engine following a problem in final practice for the Italian Grand Prix.

Pirelli warns teams not to flout tyre pressure rules

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.

Italian GP: Hamilton still on top in final practice

Lewis Hamilton continued to set the pace at Monza, setting the quickest time in final practice for the Italian Grand Prix.

Sauber: Monza free practice according to plan

Felipe Nasr: "We are working step by step on some details, but the overall balance is satisfying at the moment.”

Lotus opened the Italian GP weekend with strong top-ten times

Romain Grosjean: "For qualifying, we should have a good fight on our hands with Force India, Williams and Ferrari."

Ricciardo, Kvyat, Sainz go for double engine changes

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.

Williams test Monza package

Felipe Massa: "We had a positive session and I am happy with the balance and feeling of the car which is a good start to the weekend."

Ferrari: Looking for the best set-up on the SF15-T in Monza

Sebastian Vettel: “Expectations are high, but all we can promise to our fans is that we’ll give it everything we have.”

Sahara Force India enjoyed an encouraging first day of practice at Monza

On the Formula 1’s temple of speed, both Sahara Force India drivers completed each session in the top five.

Italian GP: Friday's press conference

Robert Fernley (Force India), Matthew Carter (Lotus), Paul Hembery (Pirelli), Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing), Maurizio Arrivabene (Ferrari), Eric Boullier (McLaren)

Mercedes "surprised" by gap to rivals

Nico Rosberg admitted his Mercedes team was surprised by its big advantage over its rivals following Friday practice for the Italian Grand Prix.

Italian GP: Hamilton beats Rosberg by 0.021s in second practice

Lewis Hamilton had the measure of Nico Rosberg again in second free practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, but only just.

Italian GP: Mercedes in a league apart in first practice

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.

Penalised Button resigned to tough race

Jenson Button says he is resigned to Monza being a difficult race for McLaren, but says that the situation will not be as bad as in Belgium.

Pirelli finalising new guidelines as drivers express concern

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.

Mercedes uses all engine tokens for Italian GP

Mercedes has decided to use all its remaining engine development tokens for the Italian Grand Prix, has learned.

Italian GP: Thursday's press conference

Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), Felipe Massa (Williams), Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso), Marcus Ericsson (Sauber).

Vettel still seeking long-term answers from Pirelli

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.

Perez: No doubts over Force India deal

Sergio Perez insists he has no doubts he will stay on at Force India next year, and hopes an announcement is made before the Singapore Grand Prix.

F1 drivers warned over cutting Monza chicanes

Formula 1 drivers have been warned that they face being reported to the stewards if they gain any sort of advantage from cutting chicanes over the Italian Grand Prix weekend.

Lotus ready for Monza as Renault speculation intensifies

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.

Lotus confirms F1 trucks are on way to Monza

Lotus eased concerns about its short-term future in Formula 1 on Tuesday after confirming its trucks were en route to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix.

Not too late to save Monza GP, says Italian motorsport chief

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.

Sahara Force India looks forward to the final European race of the 2015 season

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."

Monza: Almost a home race for Sauber

The “Autodromo Nazionale” should suit the Sauber C34-Ferrari.

Pirelli sticks with tyre choice for Monza despite Spa issues

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.

Infiniti Red Bull Racing: Ahead of the Italian GP

Daniel Ricciardo: "I’m not telling you the name of the place that serves the best pizza in the world in case they run out of pizza but they’re in Monza and I’ll be there."

Lotus looks ahead to the Italian Grand Prix

Lotus F1 Team previews the twelfth race weekend of the 2015 Formula 1 season, the Italian Grand Prix.

Lotus: Podium possible again at Monza

Lotus believes it can fight for the podium again at the Italian Grand Prix after its surprise result in Belgium last weekend.

FIA open to new F1 tyre safety guidelines for Monza

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.