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Technology GP Italy: Who builds the best Monza package?

Technology GP Italy 2010
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N oh the disappointment von Spa was able to fight back Ferrari with the Monza package. The Italians tested various rear wing variants on Friday, both of which were coupled with an F-shaft. Both drivers found a good set-up for qualifying. With first and third place, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa achieved the best Ferrari starting positions in almost two years.


At McLaren, Lewis Hamilton got bogged down in F-slot discussions . In the first training session he tested with, in the second without. In the end, the 2008 world champion did without the complicated system. Jenson Button's second grid position showed that it was a mistake. Button stuck to his decision to compete with F-Schacht all weekend and was the only driver who could challenge the Ferrari.

Red Bull:

Red Bull made the most of his Options. In 2009, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel had no chance whatsoever. This year Webber was able to at least leave Lewis Hamilton behind in training. Because of the technical problems with the Australian, Vettel had to take over the setup work. Again and again you saw the German with a signal color on the car to make the air flow at the rear visible.

Mercedes GP:

At Mercedes, they initially opted for a package with very little on Friday Downforce. In qualifying, the Silver Arrows took a step back in order not to slide as much in the corners. According to Nico Rosberg, the F-shaft system was still not working perfectly. Nevertheless, the youngster was able to finish seventh in qualifying. Michael Schumacher didn't come back so well. Twelfth place in front of his old Ferrari fans will not satisfy the record champion.


Williams surprisingly fought for the title of fourth force all weekend. 'Our new rear wing for this route works extremely well,' said Nico Hülkenberg happily. In combination with the well-working F-shaft, the blue and white cars are sure candidates for points. 'Hülk' has so far been able to drive consistently faster than team mate Rubens Barrichello.

Renault F1:

After the strong performance in Spa, the F-shaft at Renault in Monza no longer worked so perfectly . In principle, Renault had the same wing on the car as it did in Belgium, where the blades were only slightly flatter. Still, Robert Kubica had the chancein qualifying to fight for seventh place with Rosberg and Hülkenberg. However, he just couldn't get the round together.

Force India:

Force India wanted to land a big surprise like last year. But nothing came of it. As early as Friday morning it became apparent that the F-shaft in combination with the flat Monza wings had no effect. The system was therefore dismantled. With the conventional wings Adrian Sutil did not find the desired grip in the corners. A place in the top ten would be a success.


On Friday, Sauber had problems with some of the new aerodynamic parts in the Monza package. On Saturday at least Kamui Kobayashi was satisfied with the car and drove up to 13th on the grid - the maximum possible. Overall, however, the Sauber doesn't get along as well as expected. It just lacks traction. At least the F-slot system works.

Toro Rosso:

Toro Rosso surprised with very good top speeds in qualifying on Saturday. But over the entire lap the cars were simply too slow. Without an F-slot in their repertoire, Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari lose a lot of time in the corners. The conventional wing just doesn't produce enough grip. The two youngsters found themselves next to the racing line more than once.


At Lotus, they were very satisfied with the Monza pace. In qualifying, both drivers were even able to beat Tonio Liuzzi's Force India, who was struggling with technical problems. The Monza-experienced engineers at Lotus, many of them former Toyota employees, equipped the cars of Heikki Kovalainen and Jarno Trulli with wings that enabled a good compromise between downforce and top speed. Without the F-shaft, however, there wasn't much more to it than places 18 and 19.


Virgin also built a new rear wing especially for Monza. The front wing, however, was only slightly modified. As Timo Glock predicted, it wasn't quite enough to keep up with Lotus. However, the black and red cars weren't too far away either.


If you take a closer look at the mousy gray cars of the Spanish HRT team, you will notice that they are Aerodynamics has hardly developed since the start of the season in Bahrain. There were no new parts for Monza either. The rear wing was basically the same as that used in Monte Carlo. So the last starting positions for Bruno Senna and Sakon Yamamoto are not a big surprise.


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