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Italy 2010 - The race // Red Bull don't line up on pole position, which makes a nice change

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Jaime Alguersuari gets up a bit of speed round the Monza track
Credit: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

With Red Bull firmly not on pole for the first time in what feels like forever, the start of this race is going to be something to behold. Ferrari have it all to prove to their local fans, whilst McLaren are putting up something of a fight to keep the championship battle alive.

Weather update

clear

Autodromo Nationale Monza, Sunday

16℃

  • Low 23℃
  • Humidity 63%

Sunny

More sunshine will bathe the Monza track today. There's rain forecast for tomorrow, but that is far too late to have any effect on the race. We might not need the conditions to interfere, though, because plenty of drivers have been struggling to keep their cars on the track as it is.

One to watch

Red Bull knew this wasn't going to be a strong circuit for them, but Vettel seems to have hit on tough times more than Webber - if you can call qualifying sixth compared to fourth struggling. Even so, after the action yesterday, he was busy working out how it's going to affect the race for the title.

Looking at the championship, it would be worse if Lewis was on pole. Anything can happen. Speaking about Lewis, he is the fastest on the straight-line. If he has a good race tomorrow, I don't think he has any problems to overtake people. That is why we are here and we will have to find out.

- Sebastian Vettel

Predictions please

Who will be the first driver to spin off into the gravel? Will there be any major pit stop disasters? In fact, let's go all out and have a poll.

Who will win the 2010 Italian Grand Prix?

  • Fernando Alonso

    36%
  • Jenson Button

    39%
  • Felipe Massa

    3%
  • Mark Webber

    3%
  • Other

    19%

36 votes

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With Red Bull firmly not on pole for the first time in what feels like forever, the start of this race is going to be something to behold. Ferrari have it all to prove to their local fans, whilst McLaren are putting up something of a fight to keep the championship battle alive.
Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Event start

13:00GMT +01:00

12 September 2010