F1 – Italian GP: THE POINT
In Monza, we experienced another weekend well run by Mercedes in each single session. In spite of the Medium tires, they proved to have an edge on others. At Ferrari, they had to use the Supersoft and Soft tires to try to keep up with them. The men at the Silver Arrows can take the liberty to adopt every strategy, managing to dominate, with Lewis Hamilton in free practice and qualifying, and Nico Rosberg in the race. It was complicit the mistake done by the English driver at the start, Nico did not manage to reopen the world championship with the win at the Italian Gran Prix. It will be a great struggle, even psychological, between the two drivers. Compared to his teammate, Hamilton suffers more when he loses the competition. The commissioners will have a central role because without any penalties, now the two drivers would have been at the same place in the standings. Some incoherent choices, like those we have already had in this season, could compromise the season.
Without any doubts, the true winner of this grand prix is the Monza audience that participated in a masterly manner. Few other circuits can give such a scenography as we experienced under the podium to greet and celebrate the third place of Sebastian Vettel.
A Ferrari back on the podium that gave its maximum optimizing its potential. In circuits like this one, it can rebuild the second place in the world championship at the detriment of a Red Bull that pays for its power-unit. An excellent start that of the Ferrari drivers, even thanks to a Lewis’ mistake. We must to remain realistic, because the gap with Mercedes is great if we consider the difference in the tire compounds.
Now we will go to Singapore, and Maranello will have to pay attention to Homer’s men. It was spectacular the overtake accomplished by Ricciardo who proves to be a race animal, clean, always professional and sharp. In a fast circuit where the power unit makes the difference, we saw Williams again, even if Force India does not want to give it up.