it on a slow start which ended the hopes of champion Lewis Hamilton of winning
the F1 race in Monza, and it was his Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg who
finally grabbed the top spot at the Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia
2016 on September 4, 2016. With this win, Rosberg is two points away from the
top slot on the driver’s table. Rosberg’s seventh win of the year brings him
within two points of Hamilton, 250 to 248.
who has had been unlucky in the past finally managed a sweet revenge as he
claimed the No.1 podium finish, leaving Hamilton to the second position.
has himself to blame as he started off with a lot of wheel spin which saw him
being overtaken by Rosberg.
world champion and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel managed a third place. It
was also heartening to see Force India team drivers coming in the first ten
once again with Sergio Perez coming in 8th and his team mate Nico
Hulkenberg racing in tenth. The young driver of Red Bull Max Verstappen had to
be content with the 7th position.
POS NO DRIVER CAR
1 6 Nico
2 44 Lewis
3 5 Sebastian
4 7 Kimi
5 3 Daniel
Ricciardo RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER
6 77 Valtteri
Bottas WILLIAMS MERCEDES
7 33 Max
Verstappen RED BULL RACING TAG HEUER
8 11 Sergio
Perez FORCE INDIA MERCEDES
9 19 Felipe
Massa WILLIAMS MERCEDES
10 27 Nico
Hulkenberg FORCE INDIA MERCEDES
11 8 Romain
Grosjean HAAS FERRARI
12 22 Jenson
Button MCLAREN HONDA
13 21 Esteban
Gutierrez HAAS FERRARI
14 14 Fernando
Alonso MCLAREN HONDA
15 55 Carlos
Sainz TORO ROSSO FERRARI
16 9 Marcus
Ericsson SAUBER FERRARI
17 20 Kevin
18 31 Esteban
Ocon MRT MERCEDES
NC 26 Daniil
Kvyat TORO ROSSO FERRARI
NC 94 Pascal
Wehrlein MRT MERCEDES
NC 30 Jolyon
NC 12 Felipe
Nasr AUBER FERRARI
to a Formula One report, Mercedes’ strategy of single-stopping both cars -
starting them on softs and finishing on mediums - eventually paid out
handsomely. Ferrari went for two-stoppers, running supersoft-supersoft-soft,
and though Vettel was catching up bit by bit at the end, it was never going to
be enough to dislodge Hamilton as the Englishman trailed home second, 15s down
on his team mate.
remain well ahead in the constructor’s stakes with 488 points, but Ferrari have
edged closer to Red Bull with 279 to their 290. Williams move back to fourth on
111, with Force India on 108.
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