Italy, home of the Ferrari's. It seemed as if Mercedes power cars had the best chance to finish high up in the points and any car that didn't have Mercedes power were going to struggle.
First off I have to say how much of a disappointment it is that Alonso had his first retirement of the season at his teams home race! Being a Ferrari fan, I was gutted. However there was so much going on in the race I didn't have time to be sad.
The start was just wow. Hamilton and Bottas both had bad starts which is unusual. While Magnussen had an amazing start up to 2nd. However, he was overtaken by Hamilton and then Bottas. Magnussen and Bottas are both young drivers and showed off what they could do, even if there was an incident that meant Magnussen had a penalty.
Perez and Button had a battle that the audience and the drivers themselves enjoyed. Great respect was shown. There was a few times when they may have collided but luckily did not! This is what F1 is all about.
Red Bull may not have qualified high up but managed to scrape 5th and 6th. Both showed pace and managed to over take. Ricciardo pulled off a magnificent pass. This guy seems to over take where no one else dares to!
Further down the field it was mostly calm. Except from Chilton who braked a little too late and had his 2nd retirement of his 2 years in F1. Gutierrez and Grosjean had a battle which resulted in contact and Gutierrez getting a puncture. Shame for Sauber, this team can't seem to have a uncomplicated race. Caterham beat the remaining Marussia of Bianchi. Caterham are slowly improving and are challenging Marussia more now.
I can't wait till Singapore! Every race just gets better and better. Lets hope this continues.
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