Vettel again

Sebastian Vettel made it a clean sweep on Friday, going fastest in FP2.
 
Having dominated the 2011 Singapore Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel picked up where he left off, setting the fastest lap of FP1. He continued his form in the later session, staying at the top of the time sheet, but downplayed the achievement afterwards: “It’s still Friday and today’s results are not so conclusive as some drivers got stuck in traffic etc. Most important is that the car seemed to work on either tyre,” he said.
 

Race Preview

Following an incident-packed Italian Grand Prix, Formula One leaves Europe behind and embarks on a championship end-game that will see the teams and drivers take on seven long-haul ‘flyaway’ races in 10 action-packed weeks. And first on that list is the Singapore Grand Prix – the sport’s only true night race. 
 

Hamilton eases to comfortable win

Lewis Hamilton cruised to a comfortable Italian Grand Prix victory on a day when Sergio Perez staged another spectacular raid on the podium positions and Fernando Alonso maintained his title charge with third place.
 

Hamilton on pole as Alonso falters

Lewis Hamilton took pole position at Monza as his chief weekend rival Fernando Alonso slumped to tenth on the grid after a technical problem wrecked his Q3 chances.
 
After Michael Schumacher posted the fastest time in the weekend’s opening practice session, Alonso and Hamilton had duelled for supremacy in each of the following session, with Hamilton winning out from third-placed Alonso in FP2 and again in FP3 – though in the final practice hour he eclipsed the Spaniard by just 1000th of a second. 
 

Hamilton stays on top in Monza

After topping the afternoon timesheet yesterday, Lewis Hamilton maintained his grip on the free practice session in Monza, the McLaren driver running quickest in FP3 with a lap of 1:24.578.
 
The Briton was pushed hard by Fernando Alonso, however, with the Ferrari driver ending the one-hour session just a thousandth of the second behind Hamilton.
 

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