October 13, 2010

2010 F1 Italian Grand Prix Review

Button (2nd), Alonso (1st), Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali, Massa (3rd)
Photo Copyright © Associated Press Photo

The 2010 Italian Grand Prix, the fourteenth round of the 2010 Formula One Season, was held at Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza, Italy on September 12, 2010. Spanish driver Fernando Alonso, who started at pole position, held on to win the race for Scuderia Ferrari. McLaren-Mercedes driver Jenson Button came in second, while Alonso's teammate Felipe Massa finished third.

I like to include several review links, from final practice to pre-race qualifying and on through to post race reactions normally. However, I'm still a good bit backlogged at the moment, so the post race press conference and Formula1.com analysis title linked snippets will be all that accompany the highlights video.

To find preview links within Junior's Eyes, check out the last regular 'Reading And Viewing List' blog entry. For more articles, visit the Formula1.com archives.

FIA post-race press conference - Italy
Posted at Formula1.com on September 12, 2010

1st Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 1h16m24.572s; 2nd Jenson Button (McLaren), 1h16m27.510s; 3rd Felipe Massa (Ferrari), 1h16m28.795s.

Q: Fernando, you said pole yesterday was special, so what does that make today’s win on Ferrari’s home soil?
Fernando Alonso: Well, something only we can compare with the feeling I had in 2006 winning in Barcelona my home Grand Prix. It was a very special moment that one and this is a very special moment this one as well. Fantastic feeling. Very tough race. Very strong opposition today...

Italy analysis - Ferrari get the job done
Posted at Formula1.com on September 13, 2010

With the team orders controversy behind them, Ferrari got back down to business at Monza, securing - in some style - the win they needed to keep the team’s and Fernando Alonso’s title hopes alive. For the neutral F1 fan it was the ideal result in terms of the championship showdown, with the table tightening considerably as its two frontrunners endured difficult afternoons. The big question now is have the tougher wing and floor tests really hurt Red Bull, or will Webber and Vettel be back on form at Singapore’s supposedly more RB6-friendly street circuit? Only time will tell. In the meantime we review Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, team by team...

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