GRAN PREMIO SANTANDER D’ITALIA 2010
There’s something beautifully artistic about Formula 1 at Monza. The nimble cars dance their way around the tree lined circuit at speeds of over 200 miles per hour with screaming V8 engines singing their powerful notes at a limited 18,000RPM to the chanting from some of the most passionate fans on Earth.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso made the hopes and dreams of the Italian squad’s following, the tifosi, come true on Saturday by putting his car on pole during a stunning qualifying lap. The Spaniard then firmly reignited his championship chances by winning rather dominantly on Ferrari’s home soil on Sunday to the delight of hundreds of thousands who came out to the historic racing circuit to cheer on their team.
Now enjoy my photos from the Italian Grand Prix…then enjoy the photos from some of my favorite F1 photographers (linked below).
Monza is the spiritual home of Ferrari with the team's headquarters being less than 200k away in Maranello.
Body work of the Torro Rosso F1 chassis.
A fan holds up a signed Jenson Button picture during an autograph session on Thursday afternoon.
A curious Ferrari fan takes a peak over the crowd hoping to catch a glimpse of a Ferrari driver.
Fans pack into the pit lane on Thursday afternoon.
Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen (FIN) signs autographs for fans on Thursday afternoon.
The Renault F1 team do pit stop practice for fans on Thursday afternoon.
A Ferrari blasts around the famous Parabolica corner at Monza during FP1 on Friday morning.
Ferrari's Prancing Horse
Mclaren Mercedes' Jenson Button (GBR) heads under the old banking of the Autodromo on his way toward Ascari chicane during FP2 on Friday.
Fernando Alonso is Ferrari's best hope for a championship contender this season. The spaniard took a stunning pole lap on Saturday afternoon.
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso brakes hard into the second chicane at Monza.
Bruno Senna, nephew to Ayrton Senna struggled all weekend in the Hispania racing car.
The Autodromo Nazionale di Monza sits deep within a public park on the outskirts of Monza.
A worried Ferrari fan watches as Mclaren's Jenson Button successfully holds off Fernando Alonso's attempts to pass during the Grand Prix on Sunday.
Flags from Asturias, Fernando Alonso's home region in Spain, show the fan support for the Ferrari driver.
The tifosi show their support for Ferrari as Felipe Massa (BRA), Stefano Domenicali and race winner Fernando Alonso (ITA) return the love by thanking the fans from the podium.
A future Ferrari star drives the track after the race has finished.
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