See how the Red Bull boys got on in this weekend’s Italian action.
Sebastian Vettel was in a class of his own at Monza. After taking pole by two-tenths of a second from team-mate Mark Webber, he went on to win the race comfortably from Fernando Alonso.
Repsol Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa popped by to cheer Mark Webber on as he made his final European F1 start. Fittingly, Webber recorded his best-ever finish at Monza, taking third behind Vettel and the Ferrari of Fernando Alonso.
Daniel Ricciardo proved that Red Bull Racing were right to choose him for the second seat alongside Sebastian Vettel next year, finishing seventh in his Toro Rosso ahead of Romain Grosjean, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.
Jean-Eric Vergne had a difficult weekend at Monza. After impressively making it through to Q3 on Saturday, he went off at the Parabolica corner in the final moments of qualifying and had to settle for tenth, while in the race, a transmission problem forced him into retirement.
In Saturday’s GP3 race, Russia’s Daniil Kyvat took a dominant win ahead of Nick Yelloly and Facu Regalia, with his MW Arden team-mate Carlos Sainz Jnr finishing in ninth after getting spun around going into the first chicane.
Carlos Sainz Jnr does an unusal warm-up for a race, playing a spot of paddle tennis next to his team’s truck. As the son of a former national squash champion – not to mention a two-time WRC champion – Carlos Sainz Snr, racquet sports obviously run in the family.
Melville McKee duels with the MW Ardens of Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz as Giovanni Venturini and Ryan Cullen crash in the background in Sunday’s GP3 race. Kyvat would eventually finish second behind Jack Harvey, while Sainz finished in ninth.
Red Bull Racing’s guest for the weekend David Hasselhoff is all smiles, despite the photographer ignoring Christian Horner’s express instructions: do not hassle the Hoff.