A French-speaking driver in an Italian car wins the Italian Grand Prix, exactly as expected. Valtteri Bottas decided the championship isn’t for him. We accidentally upset someone named Bert.

I review the action from the 2020 Italian Grand Prix with Luca Manacorda from motorbox.com

I preview the upcoming Belgian, Italian and Tuscan grands prix with last year’s podcast guests Jack Nicholls from BBC F1 and Luca Manacorda from Motorbox.com.


The Italian Grand Prix Strategy Report podcast features Formula Passion journalist Luca Manacorda.Continue reading

Who was more cooked at the Italian Grand Prix: the F1 TV director or Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari career? Plus is Nico Rosberg really the new Jacques Villeneuve? And if so, what happens to the old Jacques Villeneuve? And what about John Newhouse?

Charles Leclerc celebrates at the Italian Grand Prix

Charles Leclerc has become the first Ferrari driver to win the team’s home Italian Grand Prix in nine years in a powerful defensive drive from pole position.Continue reading

Charles Leclerc waves to the crowd after claiming pole position

Charles Leclerc secured pole position in a shambolic qualifying session on Saturday afternoon, but Ferrari failed to lock out the front row, putting the prospect of a first home win since 2010 in jeopardy.Continue reading

Charles Leclerc finally wins his first race on a day Ferrari somehow managed to avoid making any mistakes, but the weekend is overshadowed by the death of F2 driver Anthoine Hubert.

The European season ends with Sebastian Vettel losing the championship initiative after Italian GP organisers used the wrong anthem on the starting grid before the race. McLaren chooses to field its first winless full-time driver line-up since 1995. Peter McGinley doesn’t turn up for the show.



The Italian Grand Prix was a proper motor race — unless you’re a Ferrari fan, of course. I ask Luca Manacorda how it all went so wrong for the Scuderia at Monza.

Sebastian Vettel in his pit box at the 2018 Italian Grand Prix.

For eight long years Ferrari’s raucous home-crowd support had waited for the Scuderia to win at Monza, and when they packed into the grandstands to see Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel line up on the front row of the grid, they dared to dream the drought was about to break.Continue reading

Sebastian Vettel in his garage at the 2018 Italian Grand Prix.

Ferrari’s Italian dream was alive for all of about 35 seconds. Then it became a nightmare.Continue reading

Lewis Hamilton celebrates at the 2018 Italian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton has sensationally snatched victory against Ferrari to extend his championship lead to 30 points in a blockbuster Italian Grand Prix.Continue reading

Kimi Raikkonen at the Italian Grand Prix.

Kimi Raikkonen has set Formula One’s fastest ever lap to seize pole position at the Italian Grand Prix ahead of Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel.Continue reading

Force India is replaced by Force India, the halo saves the Belgian Grand Prix and we play stocks down, stocks down [sic] for Stoffel Vandoorne.

Michael tries to embroil Formula One in a dual citizenship scandal, Rob practices his German accent and Peter forgets most of the current Formula One drivers.


Luca ManacordaThe Strategy Report, powered by mobile strategy game Apex Race Manager, is an analysis and discussion podcast concerning the on-track tactical action at the 2017 Italian Grand Prix, which took place after an eternity of qualifying and an infinite number of grid penalties.

This week’s guest is Luca Manacorda, journalist at Formula Passion.