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The 2018 Italian Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia 2018)[1] was the fourteenth race of the 2018 Formula One season, and the eighty-eighth time the Italian Grand Prix was held. It was held between 31 August and 2 September 2018.

In qualifying, Kimi Räikkönen took his eighteenth pole position, also his first pole since the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix, and Ferrari's first pole at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza since 2010. His time of 1:19.119 was also the fastest lap recorded at the circuit, and made him the oldest driver to take pole since Nigel Mansell at the 1994 Australian Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel qualified second, securing Ferrari's first front-row lockout at the circuit since the 2000 Italian Grand Prix, while his championship rival Lewis Hamilton qualified just behind in third.

In the race, Räikkönen stayed ahead of Vettel and Hamilton, while Brendon Hartley was squeezed between Stoffel Vandoorne and Marcus Ericsson, damaging his front wing and front-right tyre. Hamilton made a lunge past Vettel at Turn 4, but just after Hamilton got ahead, Vettel made contact with Hamilton and was spun around, sending Vettel to the back of the field before the safety car was deployed to clear Hartley's car. After the safety car came in at the end of lap 3, Hamilton went past Räikkönen for first place on the start/finish straight, but Räikkönen took back the lead at Turn 4 on the same lap. Räikkönen pitted at the end of lap 20, but Hamilton stayed out until the end of lap 28, when Räikkönen was catching up to Valtteri Bottas, who kept Räikkönen behind him until he pitted on lap 36. With fresher tyres than Räikkönen, Hamilton snatched the lead on the start/finish straight on lap 45, and went on to take his sixty-eighth victory. Without a win since the 2013 Australian Grand Prix, and unable to challenge Hamilton with older tyres, Räikkönen settled for second. Bottas came home in third place after Verstappen was demoted from third to fifth with a five-second penalty received for making contact with Bottas in the braking zone at Turn 1 on lap 43, also putting Vettel up to fourth place.



BackgroundEdit

After he caused a first-lap crash involving Fernando Alonso and Charles Leclerc at the Belgian Grand Prix, Nico Hülkenberg received a ten-place grid penalty for the Italian Grand Prix.[2] He later used another set of power unit elements, all exceeding the limit of power unit elements allowed without a penalty, thus giving him grid penalties that put him at the back of the grid.[3] Daniel Ricciardo was also demoted to the back after using Renault's "Spec C" power unit,[4] being used by Red Bull before the Singapore Grand Prix, although Renault and McLaren planned not to use it before then.[5] Alonso also used a new chassis after his car was damaged during the crash at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix, although it is described to be one "used in winter testing or the first races", without latest specification spare parts.[6]

After Sebastian Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton to victory in Belgium, Mercedes' chief Toto Wolff remarked that Ferrari became faster than Mercedes, saying: "We have seen that in qualifying. That power advantage is at various parts of the straights. You can see even at the exits, [they] are not worse than ours. The engine keeps pulling. Having said that, there's nothing that could be a trick, it might also be related to how you run the engine, how you calibrate it. We can see they have a slight power advantage and then you add that to our weaknesses out of Turn 1 especially and that causes the double whammy. If you're not very good at traction and you're being outperformed slightly on power, that lap one happens."[7]

Entry listEdit

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W09 EQ Power+ Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Mercedes W09 EQ Power+ Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF71H Ferrari 062 EVO P
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari SF71H Ferrari 062 EVO P
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB14 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB14 TAG Heuer TAG Heuer P
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Racing Point Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Racing Point Force India F1 Team Force India VJM11 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams Martini Racing Williams FW41 Mercedes M09 EQ Power+ P
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault R.S.18 Renault R.E.18 P
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault Sport Formula One Team Renault R.S.18 Renault R.E.18 P
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H P
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Toro Rosso STR13 Honda RA618H P
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-18 Ferrari 062 EVO P
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas F1 Team Haas VF-18 Ferrari 062 EVO P
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team Sauber C37 Ferrari 062 EVO P
Free Practice 1 only
47 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren F1 Team McLaren MCL33 Renault R.E.18 P
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Practice OverviewEdit

FP1Edit

FP2Edit

FP3Edit

Practice ResultsEdit

NoDriverTeamFP1 FP2 FP3
TimePosTimePosTimePos
2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault DNP 1:24.084 19 1:22.987 18
3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:35.207 5 1:22.296 6 1:22.310 8
5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 1:37.867 17 1:21.105 1 1:20.509 1
7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 1:34.550 2 1:21.375 2 1:20.682 3
8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 1:37.683 15 1:23.077 11 1:22.357 10
9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:37.790 16 No Time 20 1:22.882 16
10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:35.438 6 1:23.402 14 1:22.631 12
11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 1:34.000 1 1:22.942 8 1:22.486 11
14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:37.426 14 1:23.741 18 1:22.892 17
16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 1:36.648 12 1:22.965 9 1:22.313 9
18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:38.253 19 1:23.566 17 1:22.860 15
20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 1:37.066 13 1:23.233 13 1:22.011 6
27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 1:36.107 9 1:23.063 10 1:23.149 19
28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 1:35.024 4 1:23.531 16 1:23.164 20
31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 1:34.593 3 1:22.930 7 1:22.055 7
33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 1:35.665 7 1:22.154 5 1:21.388 5
35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 1:37.929 18 1:23.514 15 1:22.778 14
44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 1:36.546 11 1:21.392 3 1:20.590 2
47 United Kingdom Lando Norris United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 1:38.282 20 DNP DNP
55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 1:35.995 8 1:23.193 12 1:22.737 13
77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 1:36.238 10 1:21.803 4 1:21.112 4
Source: [8][9][10]

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos Time Pos Time Pos Time
1 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 21:20.722 31:19.846 11:19.119 1
2 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 11:20.542 11:19.629 21:19.280 2
3 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 31:20.810 21:19.798 31:19.294 3
4 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 51:21.381 51:20.427 41:19.656 4
5 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 61:21.381 41:20.333 51:20.615 5
6 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 151:21.887 61:21.239 61:20.936 6
7 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 81:21.732 91:21.552 71:21.041 7
8 31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 71:21.570 71:21.315 81:21.099 8
9 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 121:21.834 101:21.667 91:21.350 9
10 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 131:21.838 81:21.494 101:21.627 10
11 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 91:21.783 111:21.669 11
12 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 111:21.813 121:21.732 12
13 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 141:21.850 131:22.568 13
14 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 101:21.801 14no time 20*
15 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 41:21.280 15no time 19
16 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 161:21.888 14
17 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 171:21.889 15
18 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 181:21.934 16
19 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 191:22.048 18
20 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 201:22.085 17
107% time: 1:26.179
Source: [11]
  • * Hülkenberg was given a ten-place grid penalty for causing a collision with Alonso and Leclerc at the previous race in Belgium,[2] and was later forced to start from the back of the grid after using his fifth ICE, sixth turbocharger, fifth MGU-H, fourth MGU-K, fourth ES and fourth CE.[12]
  • Ricciardo was forced to start from the back of the grid after using his fourth ICE, fourth turbocharger, fourth MGU-H, fourth MGU-K, fourth ES and fourth CE.[13]
  • Ericsson was given a ten-place grid penalty for using his fourth ICE.[14]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Kimi Räikkönen 2
______________ Sebastian Vettel
Row 2 3 ______________
Lewis Hamilton 4
______________ Valtteri Bottas
Row 3 5 ______________
Max Verstappen 6
______________ Romain Grosjean
Row 4 7 ______________
Carlos Sainz, Jr. 8
______________ Esteban Ocon
Row 5 9 ______________
Pierre Gasly 10
______________ Lance Stroll
Row 6 11 ______________
Kevin Magnussen 12
______________ Sergey Sirotkin
Row 7 13 ______________
Fernando Alonso 14
______________ Sergio Pérez
Row 8 15 ______________
Charles Leclerc 16
______________ Brendon Hartley
Row 9 17 ______________
Stoffel Vandoorne 18
______________ Marcus Ericsson*
Row 10 19 ______________
Daniel Ricciardo 20
______________ Nico Hülkenberg

Source

  • * Ericsson was given a ten-place grid penalty for using his fourth ICE.[14]
  • Ricciardo was forced to start from the back of the grid after using his fourth ICE, fourth turbocharger, fourth MGU-H, fourth MGU-K, fourth ES and fourth CE.[13]
  • Hülkenberg was given a ten-place grid penalty for causing a collision with Alonso and Leclerc at the previous race in Belgium,[2] and was later forced to start from the back of the grid after using his fifth ICE, sixth turbocharger, fifth MGU-H, fourth MGU-K, fourth ES and fourth CE.[12]

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Germany Mercedes 53 1h 16m 54.484s 3 25
2 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 53 +8.705s 1 18
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Germany Mercedes 53 +14.066s 4 15
4 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Italy Ferrari 53 +16.151s 2 12
5 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 53 +18.208s* 5 10
6 31 France Esteban Ocon United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 53 +57.761s 8 8
7 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez United Kingdom Force India-Mercedes 53 +58.678s 14 6
8 55 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. France Renault 53 +78.140s 7 4
9 18 Canada Lance Stroll United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 52 +1 Lap 10 2
10 35 Russia Sergey Sirotkin United Kingdom Williams-Mercedes 52 +1 Lap 12 1
11 16 Monaco Charles Leclerc Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 15
12 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 52 +1 Lap 17
13 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg France Renault 52 +1 Lap 20
14 10 France Pierre Gasly Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 52 +1 Lap 9
15 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Switzerland Sauber-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 18
16 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen United States Haas-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 11
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Austria Red Bull-TAG Heuer 23 Clutch 19
Ret 14 Spain Fernando Alonso United Kingdom McLaren-Renault 9 Electrics 13
Ret 28 New Zealand Brendon Hartley Italy Toro Rosso-Honda 0 Collision 16
DSQ 8 France Romain Grosjean United States Haas-Ferrari 53 Illegal floor 6
Source: [15]
  • * Verstappen crossed the finish line in third, but was given a five-second time penalty for causing a collision with Bottas.[15]
  • Grosjean crossed the finish line in sixth, but was disqualified for a technical rule infringement with his car floor.[15][16]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

NotesEdit

  1. "Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia 2018". formula1.com. Formula One Administration. https://www.formula1.com/en/championship/races/2018/Italy.html. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Hulkenberg given 10-place Italian GP grid penalty for Spa start crash". Formula One Administration. 26 August 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2018/8/hulkenberg-given-10-place-italian-gp-grid-penalty-for-spa-start-.html. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  3. "Hulkenberg takes fresh Renault engine for Monza". Formula One Administration. 31 August 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2018/8/hulkenberg-takes-fresh-renault-engine-for-monza.html. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  4. "Ricciardo set for Monza engine penalty". Formula One Administration. 28 August 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2018/8/ricciardo-set-for-monza-engine-penalty-.html. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  5. "Red Bull duo expecting gains from Renault upgrade". Formula One Administration. 30 August 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2018/8/red-bull-duo-expecting-gains-from-renault-upgrade-.html. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  6. "McLaren gives Alonso new chassis for Italy after Spa crash". Formula One Administration. 30 August 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2018/8/alonso-takes-new-chassis-for-italy-following-spa-crash.html. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  7. "Ferrari have the power advantage now - Mercedes". Formula One Administration. 27 August 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2018/8/ferrari-have-the-power-advantage-now---mercedes-.html. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  8. "2018 Italian Grand Prix – Practice 1 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 31 August 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/992/italy/practice-1.html. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  9. "2018 Italian Grand Prix – Practice 2 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 31 August 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/992/italy/practice-2.html. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  10. "2018 Italian Grand Prix – Practice 3 results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 1 September 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/992/italy/practice-3.html. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  11. "2018 Italian Grand Prix – Qualifying results". Formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 1 September 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/992/italy/qualifying.html. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 9". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 31 August 2018. https://www.fia.com/file/72339/download?token=fRjHWcZX. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 8". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 31 August 2018. https://www.fia.com/file/72347/download?token=f6-vHis-. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "FIA Stewards Decision — Document No. 19". FIA.com. Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 1 September 2018. https://www.fia.com/file/72364/download?token=UjNJ_8DL. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 "Italy Grand Prix 2018 Race Results". formula1.com (Formula One Administration). 2 September 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2018/races/992/italy/race-result.html. Retrieved 2 September 2018.
  16. "Grosjean disqualified from Italian GP, Haas to appeal". Formula One Administration. 2 September 2018. https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2018/9/grosjean-disqualified-from-italian-gp.html. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
V T E 2018 Formula One Season
Teams Ferrari • Force India • Haas • McLaren • Mercedes • Red Bull • Renault • Sauber • Toro Rosso • Williams
Engines Ferrari • Honda • Mercedes • Renault • TAG Heuer
Drivers alphabetically Alonso • Bottas • Ericsson • Gasly • Grosjean • Hamilton • Hartley • Hülkenberg • Leclerc • Magnussen • Ocon • Pérez • Räikkönen • Ricciardo • Sainz • Sirotkin • Stroll • Vandoorne • Verstappen • Vettel
Drivers by number Vandoorne • 3 Ricciardo • 5 Vettel • 7 Räikkönen • 8 Grosjean • 9 Ericsson • 10 Gasly • 11 Pérez • 14 Alonso • 16 Leclerc • 18 Stroll • 20 Magnussen • 27 Hülkenberg • 28 Hartley • 31 Ocon • 33 Verstappen • 35 Sirotkin • 44 Hamilton • 55 Sainz • 77 Bottas
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