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Italy 2011 - The race // Vettel gets set to lead the grid away from pole position

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To the left, to the right in Monza
To the left, to the right in MonzaCredit: Virgin Racing

Sebastian Vettel is on pole position again, and this time there can be no complaints from Red Bull about the state of their tyres. We've had lots and lots of dry running so far this weekend, and the FIA instituted a mandatory camber limit as well.

With that in mind, it seems likely that the Red Bull team will get another win, but what will be intriguing is to see how the double DRS zone will work. Will DRS even be useful at all given the low downforce configuration? There's also the potential for some showers and even perhaps some thunder so that could mix things up a little bit. Either way, all will be revealed this afternoon.

The action will begin at 1pm GMT+1 with the Factbyte Factbox starting one hour beforehand to provide all the build up.

Statistics

showers

Monza, Sunday

27℃

  • Low 20℃
  • Humidity 60%

Showers, potential for thunder

2010 Session Results
PosDriverTeamTime
1F AlonsoFerrari1:16:24.572
2J ButtonMcLaren+2.9
3F MassaFerrari+4.2
4S VettelRed Bull+28.1
5N RosbergMercedes+29.9

Predictions

I feel positive that we have had conversations like this before, but it is another situation where Michael Schumacher is out of position and has a lot of work to do if he wants to scrape a good result today.

Italy 2011: How many positions will Mark Webber lose off the line this week?

  • Unusually, he'll move forward.

    6%
  • None, he'll remain fifth.

    18%
  • Starting is tricky, one or two places.

    24%
  • Another disaster, three or more positions.

    53%

17 votes

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Sebastian Vettel is on pole position again, and this time there can be no complaints from Red Bull about the state of their tyres. We've had lots and lots of dry running so far this weekend, and the FIA instituted a mandatory camber limit as well.
Virgin Racing

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

11 September 2011