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Italy 2011 - Qualifying // Who can tame the Monza track for pole position?

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Putting in the miles at Monza
Putting in the miles at MonzaCredit: Sauber F1

The sun kept on shining over Monza as three practice sessions were completed. As you'd imagine, Red Bull and McLaren dominated the top of the timesheets, with Mercedes there or thereabouts along with Ferrari. Buemi had something of a big crash on Friday, whilst Nico Rosberg had to change his KERS system to find performance.

The next step is qualifying - three sessions to decide pole position. Monza presents it's own challenges, with high speed corners and plenty of slippery kerbs. We've seen drivers fighting their cars to stay on the racing line, so when they really start pushing it for a qualifying lap, who knows what may happen.

The action begins at 1pm GMT+1 with the Factbyte Factbox opening half an hour beforehand for some fabulous build up.

Statistics

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Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Saturday

28℃

  • Low 19℃
  • Humidity 64%

Clear and sunny

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTimeLaps
1F AlonsoFerrari1:21.96223
2J ButtonMcLaren1:22.08421
3F MassaFerrari1:22.29325
4M WebberRed Bull1:22.43326
5L HamiltonMcLaren1:22.62317

One to Watch

We've got two home drivers for this weekend, with Jarno Trulli and Tonio Liuzzi representing the Italians. Unfortunately, they don't have the cars underneath them to do anything incredible, but Trulli has returned to his grumbling ways once more. He had to sit out one Friday session with Karun Chandhok taking his car, and after practice he said:

That was a trouble free Friday afternoon for me but honestly I'm not all that happy with the balance of the car at the moment. There's quite a lot of understeer on turn-in and through the exit of the corners and we need to work on dialling that out to find more speed.

- Jarno Trulli

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Qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix gets underway at 1pm GMT+1. Monza presents it's own challenges, with high speed corners and plenty of slippery kerbs. We've seen drivers fighting their cars to stay on the racing line, so when they really start pushing it for a qualifying lap, who knows what may happen.
Sauber F1

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

10 September 2011