2017 Italian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton's Record-Breaking Pole Lap - 2017 Italian Grand Prix2017
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It was held between 1 September and 3 September In qualifying, Lewis Hamilton took his 69th pole position , breaking Michael Schumacher 's record of the most poles scored. Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo set the second and third fastest times, but with their grid penalties applied, Lance Stroll was promoted up to second on the grid, making him the youngest front row starter ever, while Esteban Ocon was promoted up to third, marking his best qualifying result. Hamilton dominated the race, leading all but one lap, and finishing more than four seconds ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. Sign In Don't have an account? Start a Wiki. Contents [ show ].
Please refresh the page and retry. F or Lewis Hamilton, this felt like the moment that everything changed. In arrears to Sebastian Vettel all year, he vanquished his arch-rival by over 36 seconds to surge three points clear. As plumes of lurid red smoke engulfed the back straight, he offered the broad smile of a man quite happy, for once, to play the pantomime villain. From a rain-lashed qualifying to a race staged in the seductive glow of late summer in Lombardy, Hamilton stood supreme all weekend, irrespective of conditions. Having enjoyed three weeks of down-time in Cuba and Barbados, he has returned to the Formula One grindstone revitalised, determined to give no quarter. Every aspect of his demeanour screamed defiance.
DANIEL Ricciardo was a little too excited after a thrilling comeback and had a seriously awkward moment with a female reporter. Dan finished fourth in a huge comeback. The Brit sat comfortably in first for the majority of the race and looked to be in peak form. The ever-cheery Daniel Ricciardo was over the moon after finishing fourth at Monza. The Aussie made a stunning comeback after starting 16th with a penalty, narrowly missing out on a podium as he chased down Sebastian Vettel late in the race. The year-old was bouncing up and down in a post-race interview with a female reporter and got a little too enthusiastic when he heard how excited the commentators were as he pulled off a number of overtakes. I was aware the deeper I got towards the front the harder overtakes would be.
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. 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 was considered somewhat farcical, due to the number of grid penalties that were taken in the race equalling 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.
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Italian Grand Prix 2017
Lewis Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix at Monza
But despite Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas running away with a one-two finish and Sebastian Vettel coming home a distant third, there was still plenty of action and drama further back to keep fans and viewers entertained. Wet weather threatened on Friday but failed to really appear, but it eventually arrived on Saturday, postponing and delaying qualifying. When the sessions eventually got going properly, the rainy conditions spiced the grid up nicely, with several drivers qualifying out of position. The wet weather opened up strategy options for the dry race, because all 20 drivers got the choice of tyre compounds for the start. But, while the wet weather mixed up the order for the start, it was the whole host of grid penalties that properly mixed things up. Nine drivers in total had penalties for gearbox and engine component changes, which is a ridiculous number, really. Hamilton was the only driver to retain his qualifying position, breaking the all-time pole position record, and he was joined by Lance Stroll on the front row, ahead of Esteban Ocon, Valtteri Bottas, Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.