Paul Hembery has said that low degradation rates at the Monza circuit made it a 'straightforward' Italian Grand Prix. Some criticised Pirelli's decision to bring the hard and medium compound to the race, saying it was too conservative.
A brief rain shower prior to the start sent drivers out on intermediate tyres for their laps to the grid. However the rain subsided and the race was completely dry, meaning a simple one-stop strategy for the majority of the field.
Only four drivers attempted a two-stop strategy. The two Caterham cars were forced to due to higher degradation in comparison to their rivals with Hamilton and Raikkonen reverting to the less favoured strategy thanks to unscheduled...
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