Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza September 9-11, 2011

Total laps 53
Lap distance 5.793 km
Track Conditions Dry / 41C

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Free practice 1  September 9 - 10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 09:00 BST
Free practice 2  September 9 - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST
Free practice 3  September 10 - 11:00 local | 09:00 GMT | 10:00 BST

Qualifying  September 10 - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST
Race  September 11 - 14:00 local | 12:00 GMT | 13:00 BST

  Pos Driver Team Laps Pits
1 Vettel GER Red Bull 53
2 Button GBR McLaren 53
3 Alonso ESP Ferrari 53
4 Hamilton FL GBR McLaren 53
5 Schumacher GER Mercedes 53
6 Massa BRA Ferrari 53
7 Alguersuari ESP Toro Rosso 52
8 di Resta GBR Racing Point 52
9 Senna BRA Renault 52
10 Buemi SUI Toro Rosso 52
11 Maldonado VEN Williams 52
12 Barrichello BRA Williams 52
13 Kovalainen FIN Team Lotus 51
14 Trulli ITA Team Lotus 51
15 Glock GER Virgin 51
Not classified
Ricciardo AUS HRT 39
gearbox Perez MEX Alfa Romeo 32
gearbox Kobayashi JPN Alfa Romeo 21
hydraulics Sutil GER Racing Point 9
accident Webber AUS Red Bull 4
gearbox d'Ambrosio BEL Virgin 1
accident Petrov RUS Renault 0
accident Rosberg GER Mercedes 0
accident Liuzzi ITA HRT 0

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This was meant to be a race where the Red Bulls would struggle but that clearly wasn't the case. What a car this Red Bull RB7 is. Vettel now leads the championship by 112 points from Alonso. He can wrap up the title in Singapore in two weeks time but chances are he will take it in Japan. Either way it's fairly safe to say the title is over. But does that matter with such great racing week-in week-out?

The German national anthem rings out over a sea of Tifosi on the pit straight and Vettel looks a little emotional on the podium. Thanks for joining us this weekend on ESPNF1. I hope you enjoyed the race and make sure you stay with us for all the reaction from the teams and drivers.

Lap 53

So Vettel is closing on yet another win but all eyes are on Hamilton and Alonso.

Hamilton gets close into Ascari as Vettel crosses the line.... and Alonso holds off Hamilton to put a Ferrari on the podium at Monza. In between all that Button finished second.

Schumacher finishes fifth for another good result with Massa sixth. Alguersuari takes seventh from 18th on the grid and di Resta is eighth 0.8s ahead of Senna in ninth and Buemi tenth.

Lap 52

Vettel just has two laps to go now as he crosses the line 14.1 seconds ahead of Button.

Hamilton closes the gap again to 2.1 seconds, despite the dramas. He takes 0.6 seconds out of Alonso in the first two sectors... and the gap is just a second as they start the last lap.

Lap 51

2.6 seconds is the gap between Hamilton and Alonso as they cross the line, but Hamilton locks up his front tyres as he comes up to lap a Toro Rosso in turn one. That would have cost him a tenth or two.

Lap 50

Hamilton takes another chunk of time out of Alonso as the Ferrari comes across back markers. The gap is now 2.9 seconds.

Hamilton now making his way past the same backmarkers but is also getting the use of the DRS in that traffic.

Lap 49

Hamilton sets a new fastest lap to take 0.6 seconds out of Alonso. The gap is 4.3 seconds with five laps remaining.

Meanwhile Vettel is 14.8 seconds clear of Button and maintaining a constant pace.

Di Resta is told to push to keep Senna - on the options - behind him.

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