The F1 Italian Grand Prix has always been considered as the home turf of Ferrari – one of the most iconic sports teams in the world. However, the Italian giant has not had much to write about of late. Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, and Daniel Ricciardo are seen as having a greater chance of success at Formula 1 Italy 2018 than the Ferrari duo of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. Ferrari is yet to win a race this season.
Rosberg will be kicking himself for having lost a sizable advantage from the early part of the campaign. He started out extremely well in the opening five races. After the end of the Spanish Grand Prix, Rosberg seemed to be heading for a first Drivers’ Championship title because of his 43-point lead. Hamilton, though, has fabulously recovered and he now has six victories compared to the five for Rosberg. The German will be aware that Hamilton faces a grid penalty for going beyond the permitted number of changes to the engine parts.
Lewis Hamilton has had a close fight with teammate Rosberg throughout the season and it seems like a fight made for the season finale. Separated by 19 points, it does not take a lot of effort from Rosberg to get past Hamilton. Yet, the infighting within the camp has only served to keep the title race going. Mercedes are clearly far superior than any other team on the grid. The fact that Hamilton has been able to turn a points deficit into a 19-point advantage will give him immense confidence going into the rest of the season.
Daniel Ricciardo may have yet to win a race this season, but he has been keeping in touch with the leaders throughout the campaign. He trails leader Lewis Hamilton by 84 points in defeat would take an extremely optimistic person to consider Ricciardo as a potential title winner from this position. Still, that does not seem to be stopping the Australian from doing well.
The Italian Grand Prix 2018 is expected to be as exciting as ever. It is scheduled on August 31 and it takes its place as the 15th race of the season. Midway through the F1 calendar, little drivers’ or constructors’ championships have been decided at this stage. However, this race often sets the standard for the remainder of the season. Teams come into the race after a four-week break. Lewis Hamilton went into the break and a positive fashion after having turned a 43-point deficit into a 19-point advantage over Nico Rosberg.
GP Monza is considered as one of the fastest circuits in the F1 calendar, although the emergence of several new race tracks could change this fact. Even then, it is an undeniable truth that cars do not require a lot of downforce since winning is all about having a greater top speed. The circuit also offers excellent opportunities to overtake – none more so than the first corner.
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Any Formula One fan will find it hard to stop skipping a heartbeat just before the start of the Italian Grand Prix. Such is the history of this circuit that almost every driver wants to win at least one time here before retiring. It is the longest race in the F1 calendar after having had its first race held in 1950. Since then, the Italian Grand Prix has featured in the F1 calendar on every occasion yet it never stops fascinating teams and fans alike.
The Italian Grand Prix 2018 will as regularly be held at the Monza circuit near Milan. It's one of the most incredible events on the Formula One calendar. F1 Italian Grand Prix 2018 will be held on September 4.
One of the key elements of the current Monza circuit being deployed in the F1 calendar is that it is extremely fast. Top speed is a major priority for teams looking to win the Italian Grand Prix 2018. In the past, teams that went with a one-stop fuel strategy did not have much success largely because this circuit offers plenty of opportunities for overtaking.