Alonso establishes strong connection with tifosi

By Lee Catuzzi

The Italian tifosi got a big present from Fernando Alonso today by winning the Italian GP at Monza.
The race started badly for the Spaniard as Jenson Button had a great start and grabbed the first spot before they reached turn one.
The move costed Jenson 36 long laps of pure concentration as he had Alonso and Massa behind him at all the time.
The Ferrari of Alonso overtook Button a couple of laps later in the pits thanks to the efficiency of the Maranello mechanics, who performed an exceptionally quick tyre change.
The unfortunate weekend for Lewis Hamilton on the other hand started on Saturday when he chose the wrong set up and continued today by clipping his front right wheel with the back of Massa’s Ferrari at the second chicane breaking the steering.

A shame for the talented British driver and ironic too as before the Race started he was showing the British public on the BBC his talent on the Xbox, playing the F1 game with his brother in England and Jake Humphrey next to him. In the game he ironically overtook his brother on that same chicane by cutting through it. If he only did that for real he could have kept his name on top of the driver’s list or worst score some valuable points.
Today was also the day when no Red Bull managed to get on the podium but had quite a good day despite the qualifying and the fact that Monza was never on the list of their favourite tracks. Vettel recovered well after an engine problem and a last lap pit stop by finishing 4th. Webber had a very bad start but recovered during the race to finish 6th.
Both Mercedes made it to the top ten with Rosberg 5th and Schumacher 9th.
Nico Hulkenberg kept his usual coolness and finished a good 7th  avoiding a penalty when cutting the chicane in front of a furious Webber. Barrichello brought home the other Williams at 10th place.
Of the new arrivals Timo Glock’s Virgin finished 17th (lapped) ahead of Kovalainen’s Lotus, while an unfortunate Jarno Trulli had to retire on lap 46 for engine problems.

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