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Monza ELMS: Vergne leads G-Drive to victory

Jean-Eric Vergne, Andrea Pizzitola and Roman Rusinov took their second victory in a week for G-Drive Racing at the second round of the European Le Mans Series at Monza.

Monza ELMS: TDS Racing claims pole in disrupted qualifying

TDS Racing’s Matthieu Vaxiviere clinched pole position in a disrupted qualifying session for European Le Mans Series’ Monza round.

Blancpain and Grasser Lamborghini squad in BoP row

The Blancpain GT Series organiser has hit back at claims from the Grasser Lamborghini team that it was unfairly penalised under the Balance of Performance rules in last weekend's Endurance Cup opener at Monza. 

WRT Audi wins Blancpain Endurance opener at Monza

The WRT Audi squad won the opening round of the 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Monza. 

Mikaël Grenier to contest Blancpain GT Endurance opener in Monza

The 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup will begin this weekend with a 3-hour race at the very fast Autodromo di Monza, Italy.

Rossi takes record-breaking sixth Monza Rally win

MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi scored a record-breaking sixth victory in the Monza Rally Show, overcoming a late 10-second penalty for having an underweight car.

Gallery: Hamilton arrives to Monza in MV Agusta

Here's a gallery of Formula 1 world championship leader Lewis Hamilton arriving at Monza astride an MV Agusta.

Massa column: Monza result timely ahead of tough races

In his latest column for, Felipe Massa reflects on a positive Italian Grand Prix weekend, where both Williams were in the points.

Leclerc column: Crash denies special Monza victory

In his latest column, Ferrari junior Charles Leclerc speaks of his disappointment at having been denied a special win at Monza in front of the tifosi.

The low-drag 'Monza specials' that helped decide Italian GP

Monza is always something of an aerodynamic upset, with teams producing specialised rear wings solely for use around the 'Temple of Speed'.

Gallery: Best radio messages from Italian GP

Although the Italian Grand Prix was a fairly dull race, some radio messages and rants were quite entertaining. We've compiled a list of the best radio transmissions from Monza.

James Allen on F1: UBS Race Strategy Report - Monza

The Italian Grand Prix is never the most interesting race of the season from a strategy point of view, being a certain one stop race. But in terms of strategic gamesmanship between Mercedes and Ferrari it was utterly fascinating. 

Honda thinks Vandoorne suffered repeat of Monza qualifying issue

Honda suspects Stoffel Vandoorne suffered the same Formula 1 engine problem in successive days after the Belgian retiring his McLaren from the Italian Grand Prix.

Massa-Stroll Monza battle was "scary" to watch - Williams

Felipe Massa and Lance Stroll's last lap battle in the Italian Grand Prix was "scary" to watch, says deputy team principal Claire Williams.

Horner: Monza "whitewash" proves Mercedes still best engine

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says the Mercedes "whitewash" at the Italian Grand Prix proves beyond all doubt that the German car manufacturer still has the best engine in Formula 1.

Italian Grand Prix driver ratings

Our star performances from the Italian GP weekend featured a dominant drive out front, a mega charge through the field and an accomplished weekend effort from a newcomer.

Aitken wants cancelled Monza GP3 race rescheduled

GP3 title contender Jack Aitken hopes the cancelled Monza sprint race can be held at the penultimate round of the season at Jerez.

Gallery: Top statistics from the Italian GP

All important statistics and figures from Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, which was won by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

Analysis: How Mercedes embarrassed Ferrari at home

After pushing Mercedes so hard on the long straights of Spa-Francorchamps, Ferrari had no answer for Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas when the high-speed party continued at Monza.

Ferrari was just "out of sync" at Monza, says Mercedes

Mercedes believes that an off-weekend for Ferrari, rather than a leap in performance from itself, was behind its dominant form in the Italian Grand Prix.

Italian GP: Top photos from the race's selection of top photos from Sunday's Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

James Allen on F1: Big margin for Mercedes in Monza

Mercedes won this race by a good margin on a weekend when Ferrari strangely did not have the pace, having run them close at Spa last weekend.

Ferrari "screwed up" at Italian GP, says Marchionne

Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne says his team simply "screwed up" at the Italian Grand Prix after seeing Mercedes cruise to a dominant 1-2 finish.

"Villain" Hamilton unfazed by Ferrari fans' booing

Italian GP winner Lewis Hamilton was not concerned by being booed on the Monza podium – and insists that he is happy to play the villain for the partisan crowd.

Stroll regrets "devastating" error that turned his race

Williams rookie Lance Stroll, who became the youngest-ever front-row starter in F1, says a lock-up at Turn 1 turned his Italian Grand Prix from attack to defence.

Kvyat says McLaren's pace at Monza "alarming"

Daniil Kvyat reckons it is "alarming" that McLaren was able to fight so closely with his Toro Rosso team during the Italian Grand Prix.

Palmer "doesn't care" about Alonso's complaints

Jolyon Palmer says he doesn’t care about Fernando Alonso’s complaints following their clash in the Italian Grand Prix, because he believes the McLaren driver pushed him off the circuit.

Magnussen “annoyed” by lack of penalty for Verstappen clash

Haas F1’s Kevin Magnussen says the inconsistency of penalties in Formula 1 annoys him more than the actual move by Max Verstappen that put him on the grass in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix.

Mercedes "found a different kind of stability" at Monza

Valtteri Bottas says Mercedes “found a different kind of stability” with its W08 in Monza, which allowed the Silver Arrows to thoroughly dominate the Italian Grand Prix.

Vettel says he couldn't trust car under braking

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel was struggling with a steering problem in the final third of Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix that meant he didn't trust the car under braking.

Alonso says stewards "having a Heineken" during Palmer incident

Fernando Alonso believes the Italian Grand Prix stewards must have been "having a Heineken" during his incident with Jolyon Palmer at Monza.

Italian GP: Top 10 quotes after race

Mercedes claim one-two victory at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Italian GP: Hamilton leads crushing Mercedes 1-2 to take points lead

Lewis Hamilton produced a dominant drive to win the Italian Grand Prix and seize the Formula 1 world championship lead outright for the first time this season.

Stroll told to "go for it" against Hamilton at start

Lance Stroll has been told by his team to "go for it" against Lewis Hamilton at the start of the Italian Grand Prix, despite his Mercedes rival battling for the world championship.

Perez added to Italian GP grid penalty list

Sergio Perez will move back five places on the grid for the Italian Grand Prix following a gearbox change on his Force India car.

Monza F2: Ghiotto fights back to claim sprint win

Russian Time’s Luca Ghiotto won a breathless Formula 2 sprint race at Monza ahead of Sergio Sette Camara and Antonio Fuoco.

Monza GP3: Russell wins spectacular three-way ART fight

Mercedes Formula 1 junior driver George Russell beat two of his ART Grand Prix teammates in a thrilling battle at Monza to win the only GP3 race of the weekend.

Wolff plays down Verstappen meeting

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has played down the significance of a meeting with Jos Verstappen at his motorhome at the Italian GP – but concedes he is keeping tabs on the future availability of the Dutchman’s son Max.

Ghiotto stripped of F2 feature race win at Monza

Luca Ghiotto has lost his Monza Formula 2 feature race victory after being given a five-second penalty for cutting the first chicane on the chaotic final lap of the event.

Italian GP: Post-qualifying press conference

DRIVERS: Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing), Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing).

Williams at a loss to explain strong pace in wet qualifying

The Williams Formula 1 team was at a loss to explain why it was so strong in a rain-hit Italian Grand Prix qualifying considering its perennial struggles in wet conditions.

Vandoorne denied "proper shot" by Q3 engine power loss

Stoffel Vandoorne says he was denied a "proper shot" in the final qualifying segment at Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix, as his McLaren was slowed by a loss of power in its Honda engine.

Monza F2: Ghiotto wins after last-lap de Vries/Leclerc clash

Luca Ghiotto triumphed in a chaotic Formula 2 feature race at Monza ahead of Antonio Fuoco, as long-time leaders Nyck de Vries and Charles Leclerc collided on the final lap.

Red Bull: No regrets on taking engine penalties

Red Bull bosses Helmut Marko and Christian Horner insist they have no regrets about Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo taking grid penalties at Monza after the pair qualified second and third today.

Steiner wants Whiting talks over qualifying conditions

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner plans to talk to FIA race director Charlie Whiting about the dangerous conditions that Italian Grand Prix qualifying started in on Saturday.

Alonso says new Monza asphalt not up to F1 standards

Fernando Alonso believes the new asphalt laid on the start/finish straight of the Monza circuit is not up to Formula 1 standards.

Stroll beats Verstappen's youngest-ever front-row F1 start record

Williams rookie Lance Stroll will become the youngest-ever front-row F1 starter in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix at Monza, and says breaking another record “feels good”.

Vettel puzzled by Ferrari's qualifying slump

Sebastian Vettel admits he is at a loss over the Ferrari's disappointing performance in the wet-weather qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix.

Third-placed starter Ocon declares: “I want my podium”

Esteban Ocon believes he can turn his third position on the Italian Grand Prix starting grid into his first-ever F1 podium finish on Sunday.

Italian GP: Top 10 quotes after qualifying

Lewis Hamilton claims all-time pole record with the 69th pole of his career

Italian GP: Hamilton grabs record pole ahead of Stroll, Ocon

Lewis Hamilton claimed a record 69th Formula 1 pole position in a rain-affected Italian Grand Prix qualifying session, beating Red Bull's Max Verstappen to top spot as Ferrari struggled.

New pit straight surface made Monza trickier in wet

The resurfaced pit straight at Monza contributed to the difficulties that F1 drivers faced in the rain on Saturday as the new section is much smoother than the remainder of the circuit.

James Allen on F1: The ‘bounce’ within the Monza paddock

Monza is a busy paddock every year and this year is no exception, especially with the fresh energy that the new owners Liberty Media have injected into the system.

Furious Grosjean says Monza qualifying should never have started

Haas F1's Romain Grosjean says qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix should not have started because it was "just too dangerous" – after he crashed heavily.

Italian GP: Massa tops final practice washout

Third and final Formula 1 practice for the Italian Grand Prix was a near-total washout, with just a few drivers completing timed laps.

GP3 qualifying cancelled due to rain

Honda protege Nirei Fukuzumi claimed his first GP3 pole position by default as rain washed out qualifying at Monza.

Italian GP: Friday's press conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Toto WOLFF (Mercedes), Maurizio ARRIVABENE (Ferrari), Frédéric VASSEUR (Sauber), Robert FERNLEY (Force India), Claire WILLIAMS (Williams) Gene HAAS (Haas).

Gearbox change adds to Ricciardo grid penalty

Daniel Ricciardo’s grid penalty for the Italian Grand Prix has risen to 25 places after his Red Bull Formula 1 team chose to change his gearbox.

Monza F2: Matsushita beats de Vries to maiden pole

McLaren-Honda Formula 1 junior Nobuharu Matsushita became the first driver other than Charles Leclerc to top a Formula 2 qualifying so far in 2017 as he went fastest at Monza.

Vettel admits he is lacking confidence at Monza

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel says he is lacking confidence around Monza following the opening day of Formula 1 practice for the Italian Grand Prix.