11.09.2011 The Italian Grand Prix from the Autodromo di Monza Circuit. Fernando Alonso leads into the 1st corner ahead of Sebastien Vettel and Lewis Hamilton, seconds before the safety car was deployed.

 

The Italian GP was a cracking race, there’s no doubt about that, so here, thanks to our buddies at Octane Photos is a collection photos from the race weekend…

The opening laps:

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a first corner collision and Sunday’s wasn’t a small one with many cars taken out having not passed the first chicane.  We then had Webber and Massa colliding too, here are those first chicane incidents, caught wonderfully, blow by blow: