The Italian Grand Prix might not have featured a great deal of wheel to wheel action amongst the frontrunners, but it was nevertheless a fascinating contest. This latest battle in the McLaren/Renault war saw honours evenly distributed in terms of constructors' points at least, with McLaren gaining just one on their rivals.
Apart from a stunning level of reliability throughout the field, the race featured several intriguing aspects that are worthy of further examination, and as so often is the case this season, the real interest revolves around things going awry at McLaren.
Kimi Raikkonen's third pre-qualifying engine change in six races contributed to the fun, of course. That 10-place penalty gave both McLaren and their main opposition plenty to think about on Saturday lunchtime as they each worked through the likely scenarios. McLaren's eventual choice of a one-stopper was a bold one that very nearly paid off.
The One-Stop Strategy