12 Sep 2011

Sebastian Vettel won the Italian Grand Prix at Monza

Gosh, watching Formula 1 seems even more boring than watching golf whenever Sebastian Vettel is on the lead from start to finish. That’s almost exactly what happened this weekend in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza with the German champ starting from pole and winning the race after an impressive drive.

He actually had a slow start which made him lose the lead to Alonso who executed a brave move using the grass to pass him in the first corners of the race. Right after the start, Michael Schumacher also made an impressive move, jumping into fourth from eighth on the grid while Button dropped to sixth from third.

Behind the first cars there was carnage in the first two turns with Liuzzi taking out Vitaly Petrov and Nico Rosberg and also damaging the front wing of Rubens Barrichello’s car. After this accident the safety car was out on the track and at the restart Schumacher even managed to overtake Hamilton. The two champs battled for the third position for many laps but the winner was actually Button who used this opportunity to take the place from his team mate and soon after passing Schumacher.

At the front Vettel made it past Alonso to disappoint the local fans who had celebrated the dramatic opening of the race and the German pulled away pretty fast from Alonso. Button has closed on Alonso and after the second round of pitstops he was able to overtake him as well.

In the end, the final results were: 1) Sebastian Vettel, 2) Jenson Button, 3) Fernando Alonso, 4) Lewis Hamilton, 5) Michael Schumacher, 6) Felipe Massa, 7) Jaime Alguersuari, 8) Paul di Resta, 9) Bruno Senna and 10) Sebastien Buemi. Only 15 drivers managed to finish the race.