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Sainz "happy" for McLaren's Monza F1 win despite points blow

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz said he was happy to see his old McLaren team end its winless streak at the Italian Grand Prix, despite the result being a big blow to Ferrari in the championship.

Red Bull: Slow Monza F1 pitstop resulted from FIA clampdown

Red Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner has revealed the human error that caused Max Verstappen’s slow pitstop at Monza resulted from the FIA’s clampdown introduced at Spa.

The other notable Monza escape that F1 should learn from

OPINION: The headlines were dominated by the Italian Grand Prix clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, who had the halo to thank for avoiding potentially serious injury. But two days earlier, Formula 1 had a lucky escape with a Monza pitlane incident that could also have had grave consequences.

Ricciardo opens up on 'primal' feeling before shock Monza F1 win

Daniel Ricciardo has opened up on the ‘primal’ feeling that overwhelmed him at Formula 1’s Italian Grand Prix, and helped him pull off a surprise win.

How Monza only added more questions to F1's sprint race conundrum

With two sprint races under its belt, Formula 1 must now consider its options for them going forward. While they've helped deliver exciting racing on Sundays, the sprints themselves have been somewhat lacking - creating yet another conundrum for F1 to solve...

Alonso: Verstappen, Hamilton "did what they should do" in F1 clash

Fernando Alonso reckons both Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen did "what they should do" in their clash during Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix.

Ocon disagrees with Monza F1 time penalty

Alpine Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon was left frustrated after getting a time penalty for forcing Sebastian Vettel off at Monza, arguing a similar incident in 2019 was left unpunished.

F1 releases dramatic new 360º video of Hamilton/Verstappen crash

Formula 1 has released dramatic new 360-degree footage which shows how Max Verstappen's right rear wheel rolled over Lewis Hamilton's head in their Italian Grand Prix crash.

The "forced break" that was key to Ricciardo's Monza excellence

OPINION: Daniel Ricciardo has long been considered one of Formula 1's elite drivers. But his struggles at McLaren since switching from Renault for 2021 have been painful to watch at times. Yet he's recovered to banish those memories with a famous Monza win – built on a critically important foundation

Why Aston Martin’s new campus is a ‘reverse’ McLaren MTC

After a COVID-enforced two-year delay, Aston Martin’s ground breaking ceremony last week to begin work on its new state-of-the-art Formula 1 factory and campus marks an important moment.

Ten things we learned from F1's 2021 Italian Grand Prix

Formula 1's triple-header concluded with an Italian Grand Prix packed with intrigue and action at Monza last weekend. We pick out the key talking points including the return of the sprint race, Daniel Ricciardo's and McLaren's return to the top and the latest flashpoint between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton

FIA insists Red Bull was warned over Perez's Monza F1 penalty

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has disputed Red Bull’s claims that it wasn’t contacted over Sergio Perez giving a place back to Charles Leclerc in the Italian Grand Prix.

Ricciardo: Monza F1 win was mine before Hamilton/Verstappen crash

Daniel Ricciardo reckons he had victory in Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix sewn up before Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the race.

Norris: Verstappen/Hamilton clash put me off fighting Ricciardo Italian GP
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Norris: Verstappen/Hamilton clash put me off fighting Ricciardo

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris admitted that seeing Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton crash in Monza discouraged him from thinking about attacking teammate Daniel Ricciardo for the win.

Italian Grand Prix driver ratings

Two drivers produced faultless performances as, for the second year in a row, Monza threw up an unpredictable result that left many to rue what might have been

How the halo's London bus load requirement saved Hamilton Italian GP
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How the halo's London bus load requirement saved Hamilton

As Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collided at Monza's Variante del Rettifilo during the Italian Grand Prix, it proved to be another win for Formula 1's halo device.

Red Bull chiefs knew Verstappen in the wrong, says Mercedes Italian GP
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Red Bull chiefs knew Verstappen in the wrong, says Mercedes

Red Bull's senior management knew from the off that Max Verstappen was to blame for his crash with Lewis Hamilton at Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix, reckons Mercedes.

Why Ricciardo would have won without Verstappen/Hamilton crash

The clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton was the major flashpoint the 2021 Italian Grand Prix will be remembered for. Yet by this point, race leader Daniel Ricciardo had already done the hard work that would put him in position to end his and McLaren's lengthy win droughts, on a memorable afternoon in Monza

Hamilton: Verstappen penalty sets "important precedent" Italian GP
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Hamilton: Verstappen penalty sets "important precedent"

Lewis Hamilton says Max Verstappen's penalty for causing their crash at the Italian Grand Prix sets an "important precedent" for protecting the safety of Formula 1 drivers in the future.

Norris: McLaren deserved "incredible" Monza F1 win Italian GP
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Norris: McLaren deserved "incredible" Monza F1 win

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris says the team fully deserved its first win since 2012 after finishing second behind teammate Daniel Ricciardo at the Italian Grand Prix.

Hamilton "surprised" Verstappen didn't check he was okay after crash Italian GP
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Hamilton "surprised" Verstappen didn't check he was okay after crash

Lewis Hamilton says he found it "surprising" that Max Verstappen walked away from their crash in Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix without checking that he was uninjured.

Verstappen gets penalty for Italian GP F1 incident with Hamilton Italian GP
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Verstappen gets penalty for Italian GP F1 incident with Hamilton

Max Verstappen will take a three-place grid drop for Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix after stewards said he was to blame for the crash with Lewis Hamilton at Monza.

Wolff: Halo definitely saved Hamilton’s life in Verstappen accident Italian GP
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Wolff: Halo definitely saved Hamilton’s life in Verstappen accident

Toto Wolff says the halo cockpit protection device "definitely" saved Lewis Hamilton's life in his accident with Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen at Monza on Sunday.

Horner disappointed by Wolff's 'tactical foul' F1 remark Italian GP
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Horner disappointed by Wolff's 'tactical foul' F1 remark

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner says the Italian GP collision between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton was a "racing incident" and was "disappointed" with Mercedes counterpart Toto Wolff calling it a tactical foul.

Wolff calls Verstappen move on Hamilton a "tactical foul" Italian GP
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Wolff calls Verstappen move on Hamilton a "tactical foul"

Toto Wolff believes Max Verstappen’s move on Lewis Hamilton was a “tactical foul” after seeing the Formula 1 title rivals crash for the second time this year in the Italian Grand Prix.

Verstappen says Hamilton left him with nowhere to go Italian GP
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Verstappen says Hamilton left him with nowhere to go

Max Verstappen has blamed Lewis Hamilton squeezing him out across the kerbs at the first chicane at Monza as the trigger for their crash in Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix.

Hamilton: Verstappen knew what would happen ahead of Monza crash Italian GP
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Hamilton: Verstappen knew what would happen ahead of Monza crash

Lewis Hamilton says Max Verstappen knew "what was going to happen" before their crash in Sunday's Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix that eliminated both title contenders from the race.

Ricciardo ‘lost for words’ after ending McLaren win drought in Monza Italian GP
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Ricciardo ‘lost for words’ after ending McLaren win drought in Monza

Daniel Ricciardo felt “lost for words” after scoring a shock Formula 1 victory for McLaren in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, ending both his and the team’s win droughts.

Italian GP: Ricciardo gives McLaren first F1 win since 2012 Italian GP
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Italian GP: Ricciardo gives McLaren first F1 win since 2012

Daniel Ricciardo won Formula 1's 2021 Italian Grand Prix, while Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton clashed twice and both retired.

Hamilton, Verstappen face post-race investigation after crash Italian GP
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Hamilton, Verstappen face post-race investigation after crash

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are to face a post-race investigation at Formula 1’s Italian Grand Prix following another crash at the Italian Grand Prix.

The Italian GP as it happened

Live updates from Sunday for the Italian GP at Monza.

Why Italian GP success is on for McLaren even if Verstappen dominates

For the second time in 2021, McLaren will line up for the start of a grand prix from the first row. It knows it has the chance of "glory" if things go well for Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris at the start of the 2021 Italian Grand Prix, but even if they just maintain their grid positions, signs from the rest of the Monza weekend suggest success is very possible for Formula 1's other orange army

Ricciardo: McLaren can "shake things up" to target Italian GP win Italian GP
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Ricciardo: McLaren can "shake things up" to target Italian GP win

Daniel Ricciardo reckons McLaren has a chance to "shake things up" in Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix, as he senses a chance to go for glory.

Gasly to start Italian GP from pitlane after engine change Italian GP
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Gasly to start Italian GP from pitlane after engine change

Pierre Gasly will start Sunday's Italian Grand Prix from the pitlane after his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team opted to take a complete new power unit, including one specification change.

Williams: F1 helmet cam capturing dash information "not ideal"

Williams says George Russell’s Italian Grand Prix driver’s-eye helmet camera is “not ideal” because of the information it captures but it happily runs the technology for Formula 1’s overall benefit. 

F1's reverse grid sprints could be "slippery slope to becoming F2"

Formula 1 risks being put on a "slippery slope to becoming F2" if it pushes through with the idea of reverse grid sprint races, says Aston Martin boss Otmar Szafnauer.

Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

Formula 1 travels to Monza this weekend for the Italian Grand Prix. Here's how you can watch the race on Sunday.

Sainz lost confidence after "weird" Monza F1 practice crash Italian GP
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Sainz lost confidence after "weird" Monza F1 practice crash

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz admits he lost confidence following a “weird” crash in the FP2 session before Saturday’s Italian Grand Prix sprint race at Monza.

Hamilton explains 2mm error that led to poor sprint race start Italian GP
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Hamilton explains 2mm error that led to poor sprint race start

Lewis Hamilton says a “subtle” misjudgement with his clutch paddle led to the poor start in Monza’s Saturday Formula 1 sprint race that resigned him to a fifth-place finish.

Alonso suggests return of one-shot qualifying to help F1 sprint races Italian GP
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Alonso suggests return of one-shot qualifying to help F1 sprint races

Fernando Alonso believes a return to one-shot qualifying could help improve the action in Formula 1's sprint race weekends by changing the "natural order" of the cars.

Verstappen not expecting "straightforward and easy" Italian GP Italian GP
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Verstappen not expecting "straightforward and easy" Italian GP

Max Verstappen say Formula 1 fans should not "expect it to be a very straightforward and easy" Italian Grand Prix for Red Bull, because of Mercedes's Monza pace so far.

Bottas: Not getting official Monza 2021 F1 pole stat "annoying" Italian GP
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Bottas: Not getting official Monza 2021 F1 pole stat "annoying"

Valtteri Bottas says not getting Formula 1’s official 2021 Italian GP pole statistic – despite topping qualifying and winning the sprint race – due to a grid penalty is “annoying”.

Brawn says Monza F1 sprint had "plenty of action" Italian GP
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Brawn says Monza F1 sprint had "plenty of action"

Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn has defended the sport's new sprint format after the second of three planned experiments in Italy.

Perez: "Very boring" F1 sprint races "don't bring anything" Italian GP
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Perez: "Very boring" F1 sprint races "don't bring anything"

Sergio Perez believes Formula 1’s sprint races are “very boring” for both drivers and fans, and don’t “bring anything” to the series in their current format.

Red Bull: Engine derating behind Hamilton struggles in F1 sprint Italian GP
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Red Bull: Engine derating behind Hamilton struggles in F1 sprint

Red Bull suspects that Lewis Hamilton’s struggle to recover in the Italian Grand Prix sprint race was caused by engine derating.

Hamilton expecting "easy win" for Verstappen in Italian GP Italian GP
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Hamilton expecting "easy win" for Verstappen in Italian GP

Lewis Hamilton expects Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen to score an “easy win” in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix after inheriting pole from Saturday sprint race winner Valtteri Bottas.

Italian GP: Bottas beats Verstappen in F1 sprint; Hamilton fifth

Valtteri Bottas won Formula 1's second sprint qualifying race at the 2021 Italian Grand Prix, beating Max Verstappen, with Lewis Hamilton fifth after making a poor start from alongside Bottas.

Italian GP's F1 sprint qualifying race as it happened

Live updates from Saturday practice and the sprint race for the Italian GP at Monza.

Italian GP: Hamilton leads final F1 practice as Sainz crashes out Italian GP
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Italian GP: Hamilton leads final F1 practice as Sainz crashes out

Lewis Hamilton led Mercedes to a 1-2 finish in final practice for the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix on Saturday as Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz crashed heavily at Ascari.

F1 needs safer solution for Monza qualifying, say team bosses Italian GP
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F1 needs safer solution for Monza qualifying, say team bosses

Formula 1 team bosses have urged the sport to find a better way of managing traffic problems in qualifying at Monza, after more drama this weekend.

Why Alonso's tyre gamble could inspire others in F1's Monza sprint Italian GP
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Why Alonso's tyre gamble could inspire others in F1's Monza sprint

Fernando Alonso starred in Formula 1's first sprint at the British GP with a bold soft tyre gamble. At F1's second sprint event at Monza, the Alpine driver's example might well inspire others to go for broke.

Italian GP: Key F1 tech updates, direct from the garages

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the Italian Grand Prix at Monza, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Ricciardo left with "internal rage" after Monza F1 qualifying Italian GP
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Ricciardo left with "internal rage" after Monza F1 qualifying

Daniel Ricciardo was left feeling “internal rage” at the small gaps to cars ahead in Friday evening qualifying at Monza, despite recording his best dry-weather McLaren Formula 1 qualifying result. 

Italian GP sprint qualifying race: Start time, how to watch, channel

Formula 1 will hold its second-ever sprint qualifying during the Italian Grand Prix weekend on Saturday. Here's how you can watch the 'race' in your country.

Aston Martin, Alpine fined for Italian GP qualifying pitlane incident

The Aston Martin and Alpine Formula 1 teams have been fined 5000 euros each for the unsafe release of cars during qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix.

Horner praises Perez "sacrificing half a second" for Verstappen tow

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner has praised Sergio Perez for "sacrificing half a second" in Italian Grand Prix qualifying to give teammate Max Verstappen a tow.

Mercedes won't use pre-race team orders for Monza F1 sprint

Mercedes wants to let the start of Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix sprint qualifying play out before it considers team orders between Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton.

Norris: Missing P3 in Monza F1 qualifying "sucks"

Lando Norris believes McLaren was quick enough for the top three in Formula 1 qualifying at Monza on Friday, saying finishing fourth “sucks” after narrowly losing out to Max Verstappen.

Bottas confident of "strong points" at Monza despite grid drop

Valtteri Bottas remains confident he can score "strong points" at Monza despite a grid drop set to leave him at the back of the Formula 1 grid on Sunday.

Italian GP: Bottas beats Hamilton in Friday qualifying Italian GP
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Italian GP: Bottas beats Hamilton in Friday qualifying

Valtteri Bottas will start Formula 1's sprint qualifying race at Monza from first place ahead of Lewis Hamilton, as Mercedes dominated Friday evening qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix.