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The Tifosi gone too far?
It’s all a part of the pantomime? Or have the Ferrari fans gone too far this time? Many criticised the fans who used to boo Sebastian Vettel during the Red Bull dominant era, and Nico Rosberg has taken similar flack in the recent past.
Could the fact that the people chanting are doing so not it their native tongue, where the severity of the statement and wording are exaggerated… let us know your feelings in the comments below.
Haas driver Romain Grosjean disqualified from the Italian Grand Prix
— Chris Medland (@ChrisMedlandF1) September 2, 2018
"We do not agree with the Stewards' decision to penalize our race team and we feel strongly that our sixth-place finish in the Italian Grand Prix should stand. We are appealing the Stewards' decision.” — from Guenther Steiner, team principal.
— Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) September 2, 2018
Haas story is very complicated, but in essence teams had to comply with a clarification on floor by Monza. Citing summer break delays Haas thought it had been given leeway to make changes for Singapore, and car was not compliant here in eyes of FIA
— Adam Cooper (@adamcooperF1) September 2, 2018
Raikkonen reveals ‘options’ for 2019
Kimi Raikkonen mysteriously suggested that his options for 2019 in Formula 1 remain open after the Italian Grand Prix was played out against a backdrop of renewed reports that he will lose his Ferrari seat to Scuderia junior Charles Leclerc next season.
“There’s always going to be options,” he said.
“In life generally. It depends on what you want to do. It depends on a lot of things.
“So, we’ll see in the future what will happen and that’s about it.”
Lewis caught off guard after being told by the FIA to pay attention during the post-race press conference
Here is how Schumacher dealt with Montoya in 2003, where Vettel and Hamilton crashed this afternoon
And here’s an alternative view of the incident from the grandstands…
Fernando Alonso says McLaren has taken a step backwards with reliability issues
Fernando Alonso gave a damning assessment of McLaren’s increasingly difficult season after another retirement at the Italian Grand Prix.
“It is a shame because sometimes we were in the points like here. The reliability of the team seems to make a step backwards. We definitely need to improve that for the remaining races.”
Ricciardo ‘not showing up’ if he has Singapore penalty
Daniel Ricciardo joked he would refuse to race in the Singapore Grand Prix if his retirement at Monza means he has to serve a grid penalty at Marina Bay.
“That’s good to know,” Ricciardo told Sky Sports when told Christian Horner had reported that he has an old engine available for Singapore.
“I hope so. If I’ve got a penalty in Singapore I’m probably not even going to show up.
“So I hope Christian’s right and, if so, that’s music to my ears.”