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Featured 2019 Formula One Italian Grand Prix

Discussion in 'Formula 1' started by Paul Jeffrey, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Lewis Hamilton

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  2. Valtteri Bottas

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  3. Max Verstappen

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  4. Sebastian Vettel

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  5. Charles Leclerc

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  6. Pierre Gasly

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  7. Carlos Sainz

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  8. Daniil Kvyat

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  9. Kimi Raikkonen

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  10. Alex Albon

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  11. Lando Norris

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  12. Daniel Ricciardo

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  13. Sergio Perez

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  14. Nico Hulkenberg

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  15. Lance Strol

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  16. Kevin Magnussen

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  17. Romain Grosjean

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  18. Antonio Giovinazzi

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  19. Robert Kubica

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  20. George Russell

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  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
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    F1 Italian Grand Prix Monza.jpg
    Welcome to the central discussion thread for the 2019 Formula One Italian Grand Prix.


    Following a tragic weekend in Spa-Francorchamps, the Formula One field regroups once again at another legendary venue - the Italian Grand Prix in Monza.

    Despite the sad passing of Frenchman Anthoine Hubert during the F2 support race in Spa, the Belgian Grand Prix was notable for a very first victory in Formula One for Ferrari sensation Charles Leclerc, the young Monegasque taking home the first of what are bound to be many trophies as he continues to establish himself as a major player in Grand Prix racing.

    Leclerc has looked increasingly strong throughout the season, and with the confidence of a first race win under his belt, expect big things from the Ferrari man in front of the Tifosi on Sunday afternoon.

    Can Ferrari carry forward their form from Spa? Will the rain interfere with the final finishing positions? Are Mercedes really under pressure this weekend or can Hamilton snatch a result on Mercedes worst track? Not long left to find out...

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  2. LeSunTzu

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    Stupidest Q3 session I can remind.
     
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  3. BrainsBush

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    After that embarassing Q3 quali I'm not that excited for the race anymore. What a shame. These kind of quali runs should be forbidden before next race. I'll watch the race but I/we should boycot it....
     
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  4. 147852369

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    Most entertaining Q3 session of the year, it's a shame the calendar is not 21 times Monza
     
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  5. callumjtc

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    Anyone else think it was beautiful irony when Kimi hit the "Never drink" part of the tyre wall in Q3...
     
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  6. gamer19

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    Are those really "the best drivers in the world" for god's sake ?
    Lead by strategist, who also are ...world best, I guess.
    Do your math dammit.
    Facepalm.
    No. But now that you mention it... it is kinda funny. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Bjay_23

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    Thanks Ferrari for screwing Vettel...i feel really bad for him
     
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  8. BrainsBush

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    A lot of discussion on social media about one of Vettel's quali runs. His car passed the white line but no penalty. And they said they would penalize that.

    Missed this completely while watching quali live.

    ED4gfxKWwAACWrk.jpg
     
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  9. Koen Verlinde

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    Penalizing Ferrari at Monza for 5cm? Never going to happen

    Q3 last run showed just how stupid F1 can be. Qualifying session as a whole was entertaining though.
     
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  10. Paul Glover

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  11. Freaky

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    Why would Sebastian Vettel get a penalty? Hamilton didn't get one during British Grand Prix in 2016
     
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  12. Freaky

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    I mean I know it's maFIA but everything has its boundaries
     
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  13. gamer19

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    @Freaky
    You can EDIT your posts you know... :giggle:
     
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  14. BillGuy

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    As crazy as those last two minutes were, I'm still trying to get my head around this:
    Lance Stroll, Q3
     
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  15. Wayne Hutchison

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    Specific rule for Monza this weekend after they removed the "speed bump" that sent a lower formula car flying earlier in the weekend. Was clearly stated that any lap with all 4 tires over the white line would not count - and the following lap wouldn't count either.
     
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  16. pcraenme

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    What a mess in Q3. As punishment they should start with a reverse grid!:D
     
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  17. BrainsBush

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    But then we will have the high risk of turn one collision again :p
     
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  18. vallespir

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    Ferrari has had the Pole in Q3. Therefore, Ferrari was waiting - and rightly so. Since Mercedes, the runner-up, has to go out first. Perhaps the most beautiful: the giant cumulus clouds over the sky of Monza. Did you see that in TV :))
     
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  19. paracletus

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    This failure is under investigation.
    It will be good if they disqualified everyone who didn't make it past the start line for Q3 -- fulyl deserved it would.
    Lando Norris would then race on his own the GP and bag a great, long overdue win for mclaren :thumbsup:
     
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  20. Nick Hill

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    And turn on the sprinklers while they're at it!
     
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