Found September 05, 2012 on
As Formula One prepares to race in Ferrari's home grand prix at Monza this weekend, safety still dominates discussion.
Championship leader and Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso nearly had his head clipped when Romain Grosjean's Lotus flew over him in a wild multi-car accident at the start of last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.
Ideas being debated run from some sort of cage around drivers' heads to adding rear-wheel bumpers to employing running starts. Others have called for a football-like system whereby if you get two warnings for reckless driving you miss the next race.
It's all talk for now in a climate which feels similar to the aftermath of Ayrton Senna's death in 1994.
However, Alonso is alive and well and the Italian GP represents a chance for him to bounce back and pad his 24-point lead over Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.
The crash sent Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez off the track at the first corner. Grosjean went for a small gap and clip...
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Safety discussions are dominating Formula One as the series heads to the Italian Grand Prix after a scary near-miss over the weekend.
Championship leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari nearly had his head clipped when Romain Grosjean's Lotus flew over him in a wild, multi-car accident at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix.
Grosjean went for a small gap and clipped Lewis Hamilton...
Lotus has announced that Jerome D'Ambrosio will replace Romain Grosjean in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix after the Frenchman was banned for one race after causing a spectacular crash at the Belgian GP at the weekend.
Lotus says that D'Ambrosio had a seat fitting Sunday and "is working closely with the team to ensure a seamless transition from third driver to race...
Lewis Hamilton had the fastest time in the second practice session Friday at the Italian Grand Prix, as championship leader Fernando Alonso had more problems with his Ferrari.
Hamilton posted a time of 1 minute 25.290 seconds, just 0.038 seconds faster than McLaren teammate Jenson Button. Alonso was third, 0.058 seconds behind Hamilton, but struggled with his car in both sessions...
The Formula One season re-started after summer break in stunning form this weekend at the Belgian Grand Prix. A first corner crash knocked out two of the points leaders and managed to set the stage for the race, and possibly the rest of the season. After the commotion subsided, Jenson Button lead from pole to take his 2nd win of the season.
Points leader Fernando Alonso was...