Official 2022 Italian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Official 2022 Italian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Poll: Official 2022 Italian Grand Prix Thread ***SPOILERS***

Total Members Polled: 164

Hamilton: 12%
Russell: 3%
Verstappen: 63%
Perez: 0%
Leclerc: 16%
Sainz: 7%
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Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,773 posts

166 months

Tuesday 6th September
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Round 16 and we’re in Monza, a proper classic circuit. Car set-up is similar to Spa, so expect more Max/Red Bull domination and Mercedes to be back in trouble. It will be interesting to see if Ferrari can get through the weekend at least doing the basics right.

I’m no fan of Ricciardo, but it was sad to see his performance last weekend, I hope things improve here but as Monza needs the one thing the 2022 Mclaren doesn’t have- a high top speed- this is extremely unlikely. It's possible that Barrichello's 2004 lap record could be beaten this year.

Here’s to another great race.

Date(s): Friday 9 to Sunday 11 September 2022.

UK Broadcast Timings (and track time):

All sessions are live on Sky F1. Qualifying and the race are shown as highlights on Channel 4.





2021 Race Highlights:

https://youtu.be/1ZgniFQiTPA

Live timing for all sessions available here:

https://www.formula1.com/en/f1-live.html

Lap times, PU component use, technical reports and Stewards' decisions for the weekend will appear here:

https://www.fia.com/events/fia-formula-one-world-c...

Weather forecast:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/3173435

Tyre options:

Pirelli has chosen the medium range of tyres: C2, C3 and C4. The old Q2 tyre rule is scrapped for 2022.



2021 Race Result:




Drivers’ Championship:



Constructors’ Championship:





ColdSyphon

142 posts

138 months

Tuesday 6th September
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Thank you for these threads PIAP!

I expect Red Bull and Max to absolutely dominate all weekend here, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if Red Bull get an easy 1-2.

Sadly, with the pressure of performing for the Tifosi, I'm expecting Ferrari to make an even bigger balls up of their weekend than they've managed of late.

Personally, I hoper Merc are more competitive here than in Spa.


Pflanzgarten

1,105 posts

6 months

Tuesday 6th September
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Red Bull will be untouchable here in low downforce, even Checo might get up there.

Shame for Ricciardo, should have been a nice weekend for him and the team following last years victory.

Now it’ll all be Pierre’s limelight if his move to Alpine is confirmed.

Pflanzgarten

1,105 posts

6 months

Tuesday 6th September
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Also Tsunoda is on for a 10 place grid penalty for breaching the reprimand limit.

satfinal

2,164 posts

143 months

Tuesday 6th September
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Pflanzgarten said:
Also Tsunoda is on for a 10 place grid penalty for breaching the reprimand limit.
Might as well take a new engine or two at the same time

SmoothCriminal

4,422 posts

180 months

Tuesday 6th September
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At least theres no chance of Riccardo being gifted the win by Mclaren this year.

Can't see anything but redbull domination Max to lap everyone eveb well into the top 10.

Jasandjules

67,916 posts

210 months

Tuesday 6th September
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The aero on the Red Bull is so good they can take all the downforce off and still corner well. They will simply stroll off up the road.

honda_exige

4,513 posts

187 months

Tuesday 6th September
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Apparently they reverted to an older engine for Max in Zandvoort. The new Spa engine is getting wheeled out again here.

suffolk009

4,570 posts

146 months

Tuesday 6th September
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It would be nice, if only for the sake of variety, to see someone else win this week.

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,773 posts

166 months

Tuesday 6th September
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suffolk009 said:
It would be nice, if only for the sake of variety, to see someone else win this week.
I wonder if the poll will be 100% Verstappen……!

MikeGTi

2,175 posts

182 months

Tuesday 6th September
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Piginapoke said:
I wonder if the poll will be 100% Verstappen……!
So far, so good biggrin

_Yeti

377 posts

73 months

Tuesday 6th September
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Albon did have the highest top speed at Spa... So would love to see him pull out some kind of quali masterpiece.

BrettMRC

2,808 posts

141 months

Tuesday 6th September
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I think we're overdue a Redbull cock up, so I'm going for a Sainz win after Ferrari accidentally put a space saver on the front left of LeClercs car at the 2nd stop.

vaud

45,936 posts

136 months

Tuesday 6th September
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RB 1-2 with a 1 sec lap advantage

Ferrari vs Alpine for 3/4. LeClerc to DNF.

Williams in Q3 and Top 10 finish.

Binotto metaphorically lynched by the media on Monday.

Piginapoke

Original Poster:

3,773 posts

166 months

Tuesday 6th September
quotequote all
vaud said:
RB 1-2 with a 1 sec lap advantage

Ferrari vs Alpine for 3/4. LeClerc to DNF.

Williams in Q3 and Top 10 finish.

Binotto metaphorically lynched by the media on Monday.
This is a very good prediction I think

mw88

1,204 posts

92 months

Tuesday 6th September
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satfinal said:
Pflanzgarten said:
Also Tsunoda is on for a 10 place grid penalty for breaching the reprimand limit.
Might as well take a new engine or two at the same time
I think they can only carry over 1 new engine per "event".

If they put 2 in, only the second one can be used in other races. Rules were changed a few years ago to stop teams *cough*McLaren*cough* hoarding parts but only taking a 3 place drop as they were at the back away.

southendpier

4,674 posts

210 months

Tuesday 6th September
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Do we think a slippery Williams will do better?

satfinal

2,164 posts

143 months

Tuesday 6th September
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southendpier said:
Do we think a slippery Williams will do better?
One of them maybe, the other, er....

I don't think they'll do that well here, everyone else will be just as slippery around here. It's not like spa where Albon can get a decent gap on someone on the straight and defend like hell around the rest of the track.

LukeSi

5,670 posts

142 months

Tuesday 6th September
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honda_exige said:
Apparently they reverted to an older engine for Max in Zandvoort. The new Spa engine is getting wheeled out again here.
I thought they might have.
Spa engine back out at Monza and Max to win by miles.

djgritt

548 posts

145 months

Tuesday 6th September
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If Ferrari implode under the pressure of a home performance, could we see Mercedes jump them in the WCC this weekend?