2017 Italian Grand Prix

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2017 Italian Grand Prix
Race 13 of 20 in the 2017 Formula One World Championship
Layout of the Monza circuit
Layout of the Monza circuit
Race details[1]
Date 3 September 2017
Official name Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia 2017
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Monza, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 5.793 km (3.600 mi)
Distance 53 laps, 306.720 km (190.587 mi)
Weather Sunny
Attendance 185,000[2]
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1:35.544
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer
Time 1:23.361 on lap 49
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Mercedes
Third Ferrari

The 2017 Italian Grand Prix (formally known as the Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia 2017)[1] was a Formula One motor race held on 3 September 2017 at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Monza, Italy. It was the thirteenth round of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship, and marked the 87th running of the Italian Grand Prix and the 82nd time the race was held at Monza.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel entered the round with a seven-point lead over Lewis Hamilton in the World Drivers' Championship, with Valtteri Bottas forty-one points behind in third. In the World Constructors' Championship, Mercedes led Ferrari by thirty-nine points with Red Bull Racing in third. Hamilton started the race from pole position, the sixty-ninth of his career. With this pole position, he broke Michael Schumacher's record for the most pole positions in a career.

The race concluded with Hamilton leading the championship by 3 points ahead of Vettel.

The race was considered somewhat farcical, due to the number of grid penalties that were taken in the race equalling 150 and making the grid almost unrecognisable from the qualifying results. Only 4 drivers started in their qualifying positions, with only Hamilton of the four not having taken a penalty. Sergio Pérez, meanwhile, moved up 1 place on the grid despite having a 5-place grid penalty.[3]

Report[edit]

Practice[edit]

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas set the fastest times in first[4] and second[5] practice respectively, with times of 1:21.537 and 1:21.406.[6]

Third practice was disrupted by heavy rain on the circuit, and the green flag was only shown with 16 minutes remaining.[7] Williams driver Felipe Massa set the quickest time with a 1:40.660.[6]

Qualifying[edit]

The heavy rains that delayed the start of Free Practice 3 remained over the region, causing qualifying to be interrupted. The session started on time, but was red-flagged when Romain Grosjean spun into the barriers. After almost two hours of waiting for the track to clear up, the session resumed with Lewis Hamilton taking pole ahead of the two Red Bulls but because of grid penalties it promoted Lance Stroll to second to become the youngest front row starter in a Formula One race ever.[citation needed] Esteban Ocon got promoted to third ahead of Bottas, Räikkönen and Vettel.

Race[edit]

The race was welcomed by clear sky with Hamilton on pole ahead of Stroll and Ocon. Hamilton got away well as Stroll was conservative into turn 1 and was passed by Ocon. Further behind there was contact between Massa and Perez. A few laps later, Verstappen moved to the outside at turn 1 but hit Massa which caused Verstappen to get a right front tyre puncture. The stewards took no further action. There were good battles further behind including Räikkönen, Ocon and Stroll. During the only round of pit stops (most drivers made only one stop in the race), all these drivers retained their positions. Further behind, Ricciardo was 5th but overtook Räikkönen into turn 1 and closed in on Vettel. In the end, Mercedes finished with a 1–2, with Lewis Hamilton winning ahead of the second-placed Valtteri Bottas. Vettel finished third ahead of a charging Ricciardo. On the final lap, Massa attacked Stroll but couldn't overtake him and finished 8th. Verstappen recovered from the early puncture to finish 10th after small incidents with the two Haas drivers (Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen).

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. Car
no.
Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:36.009 1:34.660 1:35.554 1
2 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:37.344 1:36.113 1:36.702 131
3 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:38.304 1:37.313 1:36.841 162
4 18 Canada Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 1:37.653 1:37.002 1:37.032 2
5 31 France Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 1:38.775 1:37.580 1:37.719 3
6 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:35.716 1:35.396 1:37.833 4
7 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:38.235 1:37.031 1:37.987 5
8 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:37.198 1:36.223 1:38.064 6
9 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1:38.338 1:37.456 1:38.251 7
10 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 1:38.767 1:37.471 1:39.157 183
11 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:38.511 1:37.582 104
12 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:39.242 1:38.059 145
13 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1:39.134 1:38.202 196
14 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:39.183 1:38.245 8
15 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1:39.788 1:38.526 157
16 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:40.489 9
17 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:40.646 178
18 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.732 11
19 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Sauber-Ferrari 1:41.875 12
107% time: 1:42.416
8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:43.355 209
Source:[8]
Notes
  • ^1  – Max Verstappen received a 20-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit components.
  • ^2  – Daniel Ricciardo received a 25-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit components and an unscheduled gearbox change.
  • ^3  – Stoffel Vandoorne received a 25-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit components.[9]
  • ^4  – Sergio Pérez received a 5-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[10]
  • ^5  – Nico Hülkenberg received a 10-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit components.
  • ^6  – Fernando Alonso received a 35-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit components.
  • ^7  – Carlos Sainz Jr. received a 10-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit components.
  • ^8  – Jolyon Palmer received a 15-place grid penalty for exceeding his quota of power unit components.
  • ^9  – Romain Grosjean failed to set a time within the 107% requirement, but received permission from the stewards to start the race.[11] He also received a 5-place grid penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change.[12]

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 53 1:15:32.312 1 25
2 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 53 +4.471 4 18
3 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 53 +36.317 6 15
4 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 53 +40.335 16 12
5 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 53 +1:00.082 5 10
6 31 France Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 53 +1:11.528 3 8
7 18 Canada Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 53 +1:14.156 2 6
8 19 Brazil Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 53 +1:14.834 7 4
9 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 53 +1:15.276 10 2
10 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 52 +1 Lap 13 1
11 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 9
12 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 52 +1 Lap 8
13 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 52 +1 Lap 14
14 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 52 +1 Lap 15
15 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 52 +1 Lap 20
16 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Sauber-Ferrari 51 +2 Laps 12
171 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 50 Clutch 19
181 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 49 Suspension 11
Ret 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 33 Electrical 18
Ret 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Renault 29 Transmission 17
Source:[13]
Notes
  • ^1 – Drivers retired from the race, but were classified as they had completed 90% of the race distance.

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Monza". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 2017. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "F1 reveals overall rise in 2017 attendance". GPupdate.net. JHED Media BV. 8 December 2017. Archived from the original on 9 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "How should Formula 1 change its grid penalty system". Sky Sports F1. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 
  4. ^ "Italian Grand Prix: Dominant Mercedes top Monza practice". BBC Sport. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Italian GP: Valtteri Bottas leads Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes set Monza pace". BBC Sport. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Practice – Results – Italian Grand Prix – 2017 – Formula 1". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Italian Grand Prix: Felipe Massa fastest in rain-affected final practice". BBC Sport. 2 September 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia 2017 – Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Ltd. 2 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "2017 Italian Grand Prix – Stewards' decisions document 39". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 3 September 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "2017 Italian Grand Prix – Stewards' decisions document 42". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 3 September 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 September 2017. 
  11. ^ "2017 Italian Grand Prix – Stewards' decisions document 34". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 3 September 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 September 2017. 
  12. ^ "2017 Italian Grand Prix – Stewards' decisions document 40". Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile. 3 September 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 September 2017. 
  13. ^ "Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia 2017 – Race Result". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Ltd. 3 September 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 

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