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Italy 2010 - Qualifying // Who can take pole position for the Italian Grand Prix?

Published by Christine

Michael Schumacher surveys the competition during Free Practice on Friday
Credit: Mercedes GP

It's starting to look as though Red Bull are coming into this weekend on the back foot, and after the dominance they have shown so far this season, that's not going to sit easy with them. A lot of drivers have been struggling to keep their cars on track, but Mclaren have looked the strongest so far.

Weather update

clear

Autodromo Nationale Monza, Saturday

14℃

  • Low 22℃
  • Humidity 60%

Sunny

The sun was shining strongly from early on at Monza, and Free Practice 3 was bathed in sunlight and blue skies. With the clear conditions, the main focus will be on how the heat affects the tyres, and who can get a grip on... well, the grip.

One to watch

Mark Webber had a bit of an issue in FP3, when his car came to a halt suffering a loss of power. He missed about twenty minutes of the session, and whilst that isn't an enormous amount of time, it was the last (and most key) twenty minutes. This may or may not put him on the back foot for qualifying, although the Red Bull is normally so fast anyway, it probably won't make too much difference.

Christian Horner was bigging up their chances of winning the championship, suggesting that Webber could keep the momentum up to take the title.

This race will be a challenge for us, we know on paper it is our weakest circuit but he has put together a pretty mature campaign so far and I think it is all going to be about who is the most consistent combined with performance, and who makes the least mistakes before the end of the season that will ultimately will this title.

- Christian Horner

This isn't the ideal start to a Saturday for him, but there's still plenty of time for the Australian to come good.

Predictions please

Will it be a McLaren or a Red Bull on pole? Who will it be? Will anyone crash out? Who will be the unlucky driver to join the usual six dropping out in the first qualifying session?

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It's starting to look as though Red Bull are coming into this weekend on the back foot, and after the dominance they have shown so far this season, that's not going to sit easy with them. A lot of drivers have been struggling to keep their cars on track, but Mclaren have looked the strongest so far.
Mercedes GP

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

11 September 2010