Monza 1961 - triumph and tragedy for Ferrari

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2007/9/6722.html --- Formula One teams are well aware of the cyclical nature of their sport. Within the space of a season, a weekend, or even a race, their fortunes can swing between high and low with startling speed. During more than half a century of racing, Ferrari have certainly experienced their fair share of ups and downs, not least during the 1961 Italian Grand Prix. That season the Monza race saw the Scuderia win their first drivers...Read Full Story

Monza day four - a clean sweep for McLaren

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/8/6696.html --- Pedro de la Rosa ensured McLaren remained top of the timesheets for the fourth consecutive day at Monza on Friday. However, less than a hundredth of a second separated the Spaniard from Ferrari’s Felipe Massa, suggesting next weekend’s Italian Grand Prix will provide another close battle. With the Monza session extended following Thursday’s poor weather, nine of the 11 teams chose to stay on, although following...Read Full Story

Monza day three - Alonso on top as rain lifts

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/8/6693.html --- McLaren’s Fernando Alonso led the way at a rain-hit Monza on Thursday. The morning session was a write-off, but the storm clouds cleared after lunch allowing the teams to finally get in some meaningful running. The test has been extended into Friday as a result of Thursday’s poor conditions. The track remained damp in places, slightly compromising running on dry tyres. Nevertheless, Alonso finished a second up on BMW...Read Full Story

Rain storms halt Monza test

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/8/6691.html --- Heavy rain at Monza ruled out any meaningful testing on Thursday morning. Storms left much of the paddock waterlogged, with the teams completing little more than installation laps. With conditions looking unlikely to improve significantly until this evening, the three-day session, which was due to conclude today, could now be extended into Friday in the hope of the bad weather lifting. However, that is far from a...Read Full Story

Monza day two - Alonso steals Hamilton’s thunder

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/8/6689.html --- McLaren’s Fernando Alonso was the quickest man in action on Wednesday as testing continued at Monza. Alonso set a fastest time of 1m 23.155s at the Italian circuit, knocking team mate - and Tuesday’s pacesetter - Lewis Hamilton off the top of the timesheets. The McLaren pair shared the MP4-22 during the day, with Hamilton in the hot seat in the morning and Alonso taking charge after lunch. The Briton continued his...Read Full Story