Eventful Week in F1
Hamilton Triumphs In Italy
After taking pole position in Monza on Saturday, Lewis Hamilton showed he'd left all of the off-track speculation on the side-lines, by sailing right into first place on Sunday. It seemed to be an easy race for the McLaren driver as he was in control from beginning to end despite Perez temporarily taking the lead, whilst he took his only pit stop of the day. Hamilton said he wasn't worried by Perez's late efforts and the win appeared to give him a real boost. He told the BBC:
This championship has been so unpredictable. I'm so grateful we're in the fight, we have a good car and we can compete. We've had some great performances in the last few races but I've not picked up points in all of them so I need to improve on that area
Meanwhile it seemed Vettel hadn't learned anything from the crash Grosjean caused in Belgium, which saw the Lotus driver get the first race ban since 1994. He was blasted by Fernando Alonso for forcing him onto the grass at 180mph. Alonso said:
It was dangerous for the nature of the circuit. It's 300km/h and we were jumping on gravel.
The stunt earned Alonso a drive-through penalty.
Following the incident Lotus Team Boss, Eric Boullier, spoke out and insisted that his driver, Romain Grosjean, had learned from the pile up in Belgium:
He has definitely learned his lessons and I know he is eager to get back in the car in Singapore," said Boullier.
I love it when there's a bit of action like this going on, you just can't beat F1! Well done Lewis, hope you can keep the momentum up and Romain, I'm looking forward to seeing you back on the track in Singapore. But Sebastian, watch how you go!