Lewis Hamilton says he has already put his Spa-Francorchamps woes behind him and is fully focused on the Italian Grand Prix. The Briton courted controversy when he released team telemetry data on twitter in what was later labeled "an error of judgment."
On-track his weekend was similarly downbeat as he qualified seventh – almost one second behind teammate Jenson Button – and then retired in the first corner melee for which Romain Grosjean was subsequently handed a one-race ban.
Hamilton said one virtue of back-to-back weekends was that he was able to instantly forget such troubles and could instead re-focus his energy on his 2012 championship bid.
"Spa was just one of those weekends - but the beauty of these double-header races is that it's already firmly behind me," Hamilton explained. "And Monza is such a unique and invigorating circuit that it's easy to put my disappointments to one side and just focus on driving as fast as possible this weekend.
"I've never won at Monza before – I'll be doing everything I can to take the victory this weekend."
Hamilton's teammate Button said he too was happy to be racing against this weekend as it gives him a chance to capitalize on the momentum of his triumph at Spa.
"It'll be great to be back in the car so soon after the victory," Button said. "Monza is one of the greatest circuits in the world and our car seems to be particularly well suited to high-speed circuits, so I'm optimistic that we'll be competitive again this weekend.
"I head to Monza absolutely full of motivation after a fantastic result in Spa. It was the perfect weekend for me – it's not only put me back in contention for the drivers' championship, but it's shown that we have a car that can definitely fight for the constructors' title.
"For some reason, the car we've brought to Monza in the last two seasons has been really well suited to me. I've really been able to work with the balance and enjoyed pushing the car. The success we had with a low-downforce configuration at Spa gives us cause for optimism."