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Crashing out of qualifying in a soaking wet Q1, Romain Grosjean says the drivers had no business being out on track in that downpour.
Monza didn’t bother with a rain shower on Saturday morning, it went straight for the downpour resulting in rivers of water flowing over the Italian circuit.
Daniel Ricciardo’s penalty tally continued to climb on Saturday morning with news that Red Bull had fitted a new gearbox to his RB13.
Speculation over a possible McLaren-Renault partnership in 2018 continued at Monza on Friday with Zak Brown later admitted that McLaren have spoken with the French manufacturer.
Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene headlined the first of Friday’s two press conferences in Italy before Bob Fernley discussed his drivers in the second.
With a 10-place grid penalty and an engine failure, Carlos Sainz concedes Friday was not the birthday that he wished for.
Lewis Hamilton reckons Ferrari will take the fight to Mercedes at the Italian GP just as they did at Spa a week ago.
Sebastian Vettel believes there is more to come from Ferrari at Monza, however, how much more he doesn’t know.
Daniel Ricciardo revealed that his early FP1 run in Monza was to ensure that if anyone had an equivalent penalty to his 20 places, he would start ahead.
Kimi Raikkonen is confident Ferrari can improve after a difficult day at their home track, Monza.