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2019 Italian Grand Prix – Preview

2019 Italian Grand Prix – Preview
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Formula One heads to the iconic Autodromo Nazionale Monza for Round 14 of the 2019 season in Italy

  • Toto Talks Italy
  • Stat Attack: Italy and Beyond

Toto Talks Italy

From a performance perspective, our weekend in Spa gave us plenty to work on. We were out-qualified and, while our race pace looked promising, we didn’t manage to take the win. However, given our performance in Belgium last year, it felt like we had also made a step forward. We don’t have the fastest car in a straight line this year but we made some progress with regards to the slow-speed corners and the way our car handles the tyres. So there are positives to take away from Spa as well.

We don’t expect the Italian Grand Prix to be an easy weekend. Monza is ‘the’ power circuit in F1, that rewards high power and low drag. While we have had the fastest overall package on the grid this season, it’s not ideal for a track where straight line speed is a key performance differentiator. However, we’ve also seen that the Ferraris look mighty at high-speed tracks on Saturdays, but don’t look quite as strong on Sundays – and that’s when the points are won. We will not be favourites in Italy, but we will do everything we can to take the fight to the red team this weekend.

Monza is a very special event thanks to the historic track and the fantastic atmosphere; you don’t have to be a Ferrari fan to appreciate the great passion of the tifosi. They might be rooting for a different team but ultimately they feel the same love for racing that drives us all. We look forward to an interesting weekend in Italy to mark the end of this year’s European season.

Stat Attack: Italy and Beyond

2019 Italian Grand Prix Timetable

Session

Local Time

(CEST)

Brackley

(BST)

Stuttgart

(CEST)

Practice 1

Friday

11:00-12:30

10:00-11:30

11:00-12:30

Practice 2

Friday

15:00-16:30

14:00-15:30

15:00-16:30

Practice 3

Saturday

12:00-13:00

11:00-12:00

12:00-13:00

Qualifying

Saturday

15:00-16:00

14:00-15:00

15:00-16:00

Race

Sunday

15:10-17:10

14:10-16:10

15:10-17:10

 

Race Records – Mercedes F1 at the Italian Grand Prix

 

Starts

Wins

Podium

Places

Pole

Positions

Front Row

Places

Fastest

Laps

DNF

Mercedes

11

7

12

6

10

6

4

Lewis

Hamilton

12

5

7

6

8

5

1

Valtteri

Bottas

6

0

2

0

0

0

0

MB Power

27

12

28

12

23

14

24

 

Technical Stats – Season to Date (Barcelona Pre-Season Test 1 to Present)

 

Laps

Completed

Distance

Covered (km)

Corners

Taken

Gear

Changes

PETRONAS

Fuel Injections

Mercedes

5,592

27,461

89,227

261,364

223,680,000

Lewis

Hamilton

2,676

13,139

42,786

125,351

107,040,000

Valtteri

Bottas

2,691

13,201

42,938

125,015

107,640,000

MB Power

14,919

73,479

237,473

696,290

596,760,000

 

Mercedes-Benz in Formula One

 

Starts

Wins

Podium

Places

Pole

Positions

Front Row

Places

Fastest

Laps

1-2

Finishes

Front Row

Lockouts

Mercedes

(All Time)

202

97

200

109

196

70

51

64

Mercedes (Since 2010)

190

88

183

101

176

61

46

62

Lewis

Hamilton

242

81

145

87

141

43

N/A

N/A

Valtteri

Bottas

131

5

40

10

25

12

N/A

N/A

MB Power

472

183

468

192

376

165

82

101

 

Source: Mercedes-Benz F1

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