Hurrah! After months of speculation, the future of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza has been secured. The circuits chiefs announced an extension to their current deal with the sport, making the “Cathedral of Speed” the home of the Italian Grand Prix until at least 2019.
The drama at last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix continued well past the chequered flag. Lewis Hamilton was imperious on the day, building a substantial lead to Sebastian Vettel, who had no answer to the pace of the championship leader – contrary to Saturday afternoon predictions – as the Scuderia flattered to deceive at home. It was only when Hamilton’s Mercedes team realised that a post-race time penalty for starting the race with illegal tyre pressures could spoil their day that the Briton was informed that Hammer Time was necessary. Albeit, following an anxious two hour wait, Hamilton’s win was upheld.
And what a win it could prove to be in the context of the 2015 campaign.