ItalianGP: 9th retirement of the season

The Italian GP was never going to be easy for McLaren, especially when starting from the last row of the grid, but after a tough race, Fernando had to retire on the penultimate lap.

“Our bosses were here today and, unfortunately, we could not deliver a good result. It’s very disappointing to have a double DNF.

“I had problems with upshifting from the very early stages of the race, which at some points was costing me a lot of time – almost a second a lap. We tried to fix the issue by changing some settings, but the shifting never worked as it should have, and it hampered my race.

“Starting from the back of the grid was never going to be easy here. We made up a few places during the race, but there was little chance we could make it into the points today.

“Now we are looking forward to Singapore, which is a more suitable track for us.”

Formula 1 2017 Italian Grand Prix – Race Results
# Driver Team Laps Gap Points
1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 53 1:15:32.312 25
2. Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 53 +4.471s 18
3. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 53 +36.317s 15
4. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 53 +40.335s 12
5. Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 53 +60.082s 10
6. Esteban Ocon Force India Mercedes 53 +71.528s 8
7. Lance Stroll Williams Mercedes 53 +74.156s 6
8. Felipe Massa Williams Mercedes 53 +74.834s 4
9. Sergio Perez Force India Mercedes 53 +75.276s 2
10. Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer 52 +1 lap 1
17. Fernando Alonso McLaren Honda 50 +3 laps 0
Listen to what Fernando had to say after the 2017 Italian GP.
All broadcasted radio communication between Fernando Alonso & Mark Temple from the Italian GP 2017 weekend.