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A lot of front // Red Bull secure a 1-2 in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix

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Red Bull secure a 1-2 in qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix
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Red Bull continued their supreme dominance over the sport in a show of speed and daring during qualifying at Monza. Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber were often to be found leaving their runs quite late, but then blitzed the lap to find themselves locking out the front row of the grid.

Webber had a dicey moment when the car in front of him, Jean-Éric Vergne in the sister Toro Rosso, ran wide off track, blowing up a lot of dust. The Australian couldn't see where the other car was but kept his foot in anyway and finished for a strong lap.

During the post-session press conference, Vettel talked about what it means to the team to start from the front in Italy: "We had a strong pace yesterday that we could take into qualifying today... It's a bit of a surprise to have both cars on the front row at a place where historically we've had bad years. This year seems to work well and hopefully we'll have a great race from where we start tomorrow."