Italian Grand Prix
May 30

MotoGP: Hayden to have wrist surgery next week

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar  rounds the bend during MotoGp of Italy - Free Practice at Mugello Circuit on May 30, 2014 in Scarperia, Italy.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar rounds the bend during MotoGp of Italy – Free Practice at Mugello Circuit on May 30, 2014 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

After struggling on Friday at Mugello, DRIVE M7 Aspar rider Nicky Hayden expects to have wrist surgery next week, whilst a decision on his continued participation in the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM will be made on Saturday.

Hayden was one of the few riders to venture out this afternoon as he tested out his injured wrist after only managing six laps in the morning.

May 29

Video: MotoGP Le Mans podium all crashed in Mugello last year

The Italian Grand Prix at Mugello marks an important weekend for all three Le Mans podium finishers: Marc Marquez (1st), Valentino Rossi (2nd) and Alvaro Bautista (3rd).

Mugello remains one of two circuits Marquez does not have a podium on and serves as the home race for nine-time champion Valentino Rossi, who crashed out in a collision with Bautista at this circuit last year.

Sep 9

Monza Performance Was Incredible, Says Horner

Monza Was Incredible Performance, Says Horner

Mark Webber of Australia and Red Bull during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo di Monza (Photo: Getty Images)

Christian Horner says that his Red Bull team did an “incredible job” to deal with tire and gearbox issues during what looked from the outside like a straightforward win for Sebastian Vettel in Monza.

Vettel made his life harder in the first stint by flat spotting a front tire at Turn One, and later there were concerns about the gearbox. It says a lot that the German only set the 12th fastest lap as he nursed the car home – and for once he didn’t try to add to his tally in the record books.

Sep 8

Vettel wins Italian Grand Prix ahead of Alonso

Red Bull Racing's German driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates on the podium at the Autodromo Nazionale circuit in Monza on September 8, 2013 after the Italian Formula One Grand Prix.       AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN

Photo Credit: OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images

Sebastian Vettel withstood a tricky start from pole position to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday and extend his hefty championship lead over Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, who finished second.

Vettel locked his tires on the first turn as the Ferrari of Felipe Massa pressured him from behind, but after that the German consolidated his advantage to beat Alonso and Red Bull teammate Mark Webber, who finished third.

With seven races remaining, it looks increasingly likely that Vettel will clinch a fourth straight Formula One title — unless he has an alarming drop in form or Ferrari finds a way to get faster.

Sep 7

Live Updates! Saturday F1 Italian GP On-Site Coverage

Fernando Alonso. (Photo: Getty Images)

Fernando Alonso. (Photo: Getty Images)

IT’S BACK! Italian GP RaceCast featuring live practice, qualifying and race updates!
 Alonso happy despite being beaten by Massa

Fernando Alonso insists that he’s happy with how qualifying unfolded in Monza, despite being beaten by teammate Felipe Massa.

The two Ferraris tried to coordinate a tow to help the Spaniard, and while he complained initially on the radio that the Brazilian was too far ahead, he said that in the end it had worked out. Alonso will start fifth, right behind Massa.

Fernando was clearly annoyed that a negative radio message, made when the plan for a tow appeared to been unraveling, had been played on TV.