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2013 Formula One Italian Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Hampus Andersson, Aug 28, 2013.

Who will win the Italian Grand Prix?

Poll closed Sep 5, 2013.
  1. Hamilton

    23 vote(s)
    17.0%
  2. Rosberg

    5 vote(s)
    3.7%
  3. Vettel

    29 vote(s)
    21.5%
  4. Webber

    3 vote(s)
    2.2%
  5. Alonso

    49 vote(s)
    36.3%
  6. Massa

    6 vote(s)
    4.4%
  7. Raikkonen

    13 vote(s)
    9.6%
  8. Grosjean

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  9. Button

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
  10. Perez

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  11. Someone else

    2 vote(s)
    1.5%
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  1. Hampus Andersson

    Hampus Andersson

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    Monza
    Monza is regarded by many as the embodiment of Formula One racing. Not only is it a fantastic example of a track that combines speed with skill, it also has a heart and soul all of its own. It has seen some of the finest races of all time, but also some of the sport's worst accidents. The names of great drivers and the sounds of engines from years gone by linger in the grand old trees surrounding the track in the royal park.

    Work began on the circuit in 1922 and was completed in under six months. After Brooklands in the UK and Indianapolis in the USA, it was the third permanent race track in existence. With a banked oval incorporated into the design of the road racing circuit, the total track length stood at a whopping 10 kilometres.

    The list of famous victories and horrifying crashes is long, and all combine to make Monza one of the most magical places on the Formula One calendar. For many there is nowhere that encapsulates the sport better than this circuit. The Italians call it 'La Pista Magica', the magic track, a description few would disagree with.

    Read the full Italian Grand Prix preview here:
    http://www.racedepartment.com/2013/09/2013-formula-one-italian-grand-prix/
     
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  2. Bram Hengeveld

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    My vote goes to Rosberg (again). Will be an easy pole and victory for him at the Cathedral of Speed :)
     
  3. Markus Neumann

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    I'm going with Alonso. They had the pace last year and probably would have gotten pole and won if not for the suspension problem in Q3.
    They already had good pace in the dry at Spa and as always, Ferrari will probably bring big upgrades to Monza to prop up their form in front of the Tifosi.
     
  4. Chris Jenkins

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    Driving til the wheels fall off

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    I reeeeaallly hope this race is more entertaining than Spa.
    It was worrying to see a Red Bull sail past a Merc on the straights last weekend.
     
  5. Tony Holder

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    Vettel will win.... sorry to say it too. The Mercs will be the ones in Qualifying again.

    Hopefully we will see McLaren up there too.
     
  6. Hampus Andersson

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    I´m guessing it´s another Alonso, Hamilton and Vettel podium.
    Hopefully Vettel is on the lowest step of the podium.
     
  7. Hampus Andersson

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    Mercedes had the wrong aero package. Red Bull banked on dry and it was.
    Had it been wet it would have been a different story.
     
  8. Metalfreaky

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    I just have to hope it's Alonso...

    As far as I know their big package is planned for Singapore but maybe they bring some extra low downforce bits and pieces.
    They had a low downforce rear wing for Spa, but if I'm correct only Massa raced it.
     
  9. Hampus Andersson

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    Yea every team will definitely bring a Monza spec package.

    There´s low downforce and then there´s monza low downforce :)
     
  10. Kartik Sri Harsha

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    Not about Winner but GVG at P3 in Q1 again :p
     
  11. Bram Hengeveld

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    Wow seems the majority votes are in favor of Alonso. Based on what exactly is that? Home advantage only?
     
  12. Hampus Andersson

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    Last year. Alonso might have snatched pole last year if it wasn´t for his car breaking down.
     
  13. Rupe Wilson

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    Well ill support my man Button through thick and thin,
    might not have a hope in hell with the car he has, but that's not important
    You never know what can happen in a race, pigs might also fly :)
     
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  14. Qazdar Karim

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    I say this time : (i voted hamilton)

    Alonso - Hamilton - Kimi - Rosberg (these are the guys of top4 in alphabetic order)

    The red bulls are not known for their top speed ... but ,they will be in the top 5 for sure :D
     
  15. ENDR

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    That didn't really bother them in 2011.
     
  16. Chris Jenkins

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    I wonder if Ferrari will do their usual qualifying trick of sending the drivers out 4-5 seconds apart to create a tow on the back & main straights.
     
  17. Metalfreaky

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  18. Markus Neumann

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    Someone announcing that they have important news to share is the best indication that they don't. If it was actually important you wouldn't need to raise people's attention to it.

    It's going to be some random charity event/new sponsor/samurai tweet etc.
     
  19. Kartik Sri Harsha

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    Or Probably his GF was pregnant.
     
  20. Bjorn de Haas

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    Going to this gp:) flight leaves Friday morning
     
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