F1 Fanatic reader Sunny sent in these brilliant pictures from the Italian Grand Prix weekend.
Have a look at Sunny’s collection below and read his thoughts on the Monza weekend:
I arrived late Thursday so I missed the opportunity for the pit-walk and meet the drivers for autographs and such. But on the Friday I met a few English people, who had tickets at Ascari – so we wondered around the track as it’s free for all.
We checked out Ascari, wandered from there across the back straight to Parabolica grandstands which were great for pictures as you could get right up top on the far side and take pictures without the fencing in the way.
From there we went across the old banked track and back around the grandstands then under the track to Rettifilo (where my tickets were) and chilled out. It is really worth checking out the entire track while you can on the Friday just so you know where you should be buying tickets for next year.
Some of the pictures you can see where Heidfeld’s car died just past the chicane, then literally minutes later Kubica pulled up right infront of us, with another failure.
All in all the whole atmosphere of the place was amazing – there was no hatred like you would have expected like a football match for any of the teams, or drivers which was really nice. As I’m Indian, everyone seemed to think I was there for/with Force India which was fairly comical as people wanted to have pictures with me to say they met someone from Force India.
Everyone was supporting Force India there, when Sutil hit out the pole lap everyone was cheering, beeping their air-horns to congratulate Sutil and the team, even when Hamilton snatched it away – there was still more cheer, even though everyone around me was wearing a Ferrari shirt or cap or flags.
The same for the race, unfortunately I was too busy watching the race to get as many pictures, but I witnessed the start of the whole Trulli/Glock stand off on the first chicane and watched the big screen opposite me until one of them was muscled off the track, which was really good competitive team racing there.
If anyone is thinking of going to Monza, I’d recommend it – everything is signed very well, there weren’t that many queues for goods, as there were so many stalls around the track everyone had a good chance of getting something in good time. It doesn’t matter which team or driver you support either, everyone is there for all the teams/drivers at heart and the Italians were extremely helpful, especially the ones who knew English as they would teach you how to say certain things (eg, if you wanted food they would translate for you to help you out what is what).
Italian Grand Prix pictures by Sunny
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Here are some more pictures taken by F1 Fanatic readers this year:
- Snoopy’s pictures from the Australian Grand Prix
- Guio Oblepias’s pictures from the Malaysian Grand Prix
- Tommy B’s pictures from the Belgian Grand Prix
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