Relaxed Hamilton quickest in Monza

Lewis Hamilton topped the Friday afternoon timesheet in Monza and admitted he is relaxed about the pace of his rivals ahead of the Italian Grand Prix.
After the morning session was topped by Michael Schumacher, with a lap of 1:25.442, Hamilton took over in the afternoon, the McLaren driver touring the Autodromo di Monza in a time of 1:25.290. Afterwards Hamilton said he was comfortable with his car and the closeness of the competition at the Italian track where in FP2 the top five driver were separated by just 1500ths of a second. 

Race Preview

Italy will host the 13th round of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship with the teams making the trip across the Alps to the Autodromo Nazionale di Monza. Coming only a few days after an incident-packed Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps, the season moves directly to another classic track for the final European race of the year.

Button wins as Grosjean banned

McLaren’s Jenson Button wins at Spa as Romain Grosjean receives a one-race ban and a €50,000 fine for causing a multi-car pile-up.
Jenson Button cruised to an imperious Belgian Grand Prix win after he escaped a first-corner multi-car accident triggered by Romain Grosjean that later result in the Lotus driver receiving a one-race ban and a €50,000 fine. 

Button on pole, Maldonado penalty

Jenson Button dominated the final two segments of qualifying for the Belgian Grand Prix to claim his first pole position since the Monaco GP of 2009.
Kamui Kobayashi took a surprise second place, ahead of Williams’ Pastor Maldonado, though the Venezuelan’s pleasure at being third fastest on the day was later tempered by a three-place grid penalty, imposed for blocking Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg.