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The Italian Grand Prix

Jake Humphrey is joined by David Coulthard, Eddie Jordan and Martin Brundel in Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. Monza was the scene of Sebastian Vettel's first F1 win in 2008.


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That is as far as my Italian goes. But it does not matter what

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nationality you are as the pursuit of speed is the universal language.

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This place has reverberated to the sound of the racing car since 1922.

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But what has not changed is the love they have around here for one

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team, Ferrari. I imagine the garage is a nervous place at the moment.

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If there is one race where this team needs to reform it is right

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here in Monza for the 2011 Italian Grand Prix. Welcome to coverage

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with us right here on BBC One. Have you been enjoying the famous

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Italian hospitality? You can almost smell the passion. We will not talk

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about the wind on this show but the food is fantastic. Yesterday we

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talked about David winning here so it is only right that we should

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start the programme to date with this.

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Another magnificent victory for Eddie Jordan. People said you could

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only win in wet-weather! I do remember one occasion when I got

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poked in the chest and told that it was the first one I had ever won on

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merit. And what do they mean when they talk about the piranha Club?

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Well it was a moment when Schumacher it was taken off to

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another team. Words always stay with you and I have never forgotten

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those words. And he was right because it is a difficult business.

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Making reference to the Ji Parana Club, everything will be OK

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provided you can get on and win and get what you need. That is how

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sport is and motor-racing is no exception. Let's take a look and

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see what is happening with the rest of the Formula 1 season. The magic

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of the sport is that in two weeks' time you can be in Singapore, it is

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just so different everywhere you go. You have both maternity and history.

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That is what sets aside from so many other sports. It is a truly

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local sport. It looks like a tough end to the season for these teams.

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A lot of time away from home. A lot of stress and shipping everything

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back and forward. The team principal of the Ferrari has just

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popped over and to say hello. As strange weekend for you in many

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ways because there is such a warmth from the fans but yet such pressure

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to perform. Yes I was discussing last night the difference between

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what is a driver for Ferrari and the feeling of people towards the

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drivers. The drivers become famous because they're driving with us.

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Everyone would like to see us in the same place we were last year.

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It is difficult to do and for sure today will be a challenge for

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everyone. And the Italian fans one year strip your car off almost

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every piece of bodywork? Passion from the Italian fans, be

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wanted to have a memento. They took anything they possibly could!

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expensive day for Williams. We hope this is a successful day for

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Ferrari. The advice to any driver around their today is do not stop

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on the track because once again the David, explain how much you are

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aware of the fans when you're racing around here? Eel are, it

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piquancy the crowd and they are so colourful. They move around in the

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Grandstand and you know when a pass has happened even if it is not on a

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piece of track where you are racing. And if you glance up but the big

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screens you can get a very good visual reference of where you might

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come out after a pit stop. miles an hour and still watching

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television! It is going to be difficult and it is difficult in

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the Championship battle as well. Mark Webber is sitting at the

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moment in second place in the constructors Championship. Ferrari

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are sitting buried at the moment. Not so famous drivers knocking

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around. Let's take a look at some famous faces. And there is such

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pressure on Ferrari because of the past, their history. Nicky louder,

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we all know him of course, it is good to see him back. And Eddie

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Irvine, my old Irish buddy. A pretty famous face. These guys had

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such passion about coming here and driving. I have one concern, and

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where are the Italian drivers now? Those that are able to win. Why

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does an Italian driver, very seldom, to see them driving at Ferrari.

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Traditionally it does not happen but I would love to see the passion

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of an Italian driver here at Monza driving at Ferrari. Did you ever

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get close to driving for Ferrari? did have a conversation with them

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at one stage but I figured that British teams felt comfortable.

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There is no question that it would have been an emotional thing to

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drive for Ferrari but it would have been difficult as well. You did OK

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in the end! So the game today is to continue to chase Sebastian Vettel

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and beaten to that world Championship. But they cannot even

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beat him on Saturdays in qualifying! Here is Ted Kravitz.

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The slow pace of life in the royal park gets turned upside-down when

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the Grand Prix comes to town. 24 cars rushing past in a blur. The

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early action came from Pastor Maldonado who opened his role would

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baulk rear wing to a saloon pitching his Williams into a spin.

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Nico Rosberg was trying something different in the race. He was slow

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and qualifying because he used the hard tyres at the start. Michael

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Schumacher is one place ahead of him on the grid. We have a

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different strategy between the go and myself and we will find out

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what is the better one. No matter what it is a team effort. Ferrari

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tried an old slip streaming tick to try to get Fernando Alonso up the

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grid. And it worked. Fernando Alonso is the 4th while the

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obliging philippic master is only in 6th place was DUP we know how

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important the slipstream is here at Monza. At the start you're in a

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good position and you are in the first places in the first couple of

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laps. I could not manage to put everything together. It was a shame

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because of that. It was a messy session for Mark Webber who is

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running different here ratios than his team-mate Sebastian Vettel and

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they are more suited to the race. So the fight for pole position it

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will be between Sebastian fettle and the McLaren cars. He managed an

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impressive power slide but not the fastest way around the corner. That

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gave the McLaren cars and chance but they could not take advantage.

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They could not beat Sebastian Vettel's original time. And then he

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went even quicker, half a second faster on a track that

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traditionally has not suited the Red Bull. Half the second is a lot.

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I want to finish and then if there is another opportunity I will take

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it. All in all I'm a very happy. We feared that in qualifying we could

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be too slow on the straights but we got everything together and the

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balance was perfect. So in the corners I was able to catch up and

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managed to be quicker than the others. Previously we were

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struggling on this circuit so it is nice to come back. So Sebastian

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Vettel in pole position for the 10th time this season. Lewis

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Hamilton alongside and Jensen Button behind, both ready to attack.

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Mark Webber also has strong race case and could make the podium. But

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watch out for Nico Rosberg on that different tiers strategy. It is an

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all Williams raised in rose 7. Team Lotus and HRT behind.

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We're just making our way down to the Mercedes. They have had

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brilliant speed all season on the straight lines. Not the greatest of

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qualifying sessions. But first McLaren, if Jensen Button and Lewis

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Hamilton have not made individual errors in qualifying, could they

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have lived with the pace of Sebastian Vettel? I spoke to them

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after qualifying and they felt they did lose some time on the

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qualifying laps. But the gap was simply too big. The strategy they

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had gone for it was for race pace and they never expected to pull it

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off in a qualification. But Sebastian Vettel did a fantastic

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lap. Red Bull have had an issue all season with KERS. And Mark Webber

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was handicapped yesterday. They have had certain problems all

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involving the same area. I am surprised that they do not have a

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handle on it. We thought it was all finished with around the British

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Grand Prix. But it is still lurking in the background and they need to

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sort it out. It was five years ago at this very race that Michael

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Schumacher announced that he was retiring from Formula 1. But here

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he is and he starts from eighth position today. That's find out how

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Are you feeling? I am very excited because Monza is special. We have a

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different strategy, and hopefully one of us can take advantage of

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this. Maybe even both. Let us see which of the two is the better.

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have one here five times. What is it like to be back here, albeit not

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in red? I get a good reception from the fans. This certainly have not

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forgotten what we do together. they certainly. Just a few moments

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before he climbed into his car. We are in the next port a long as Nico

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Rosberg gears up. He has sacrificed speed for better strategy. He

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qualified on harder tyres. Is that a wise move? That remains to be

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seen. The rumours of blistering on compound tyres. Pirelli have the

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strategy of making the race interesting. I think it is good

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that someone in the top 10 is on a different strategy. They have the

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advantage, which is two very similarly skilled drivers in terms

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of timing. As a result, and also it is very hot, icy blistering as

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being a problem. I fancy Nico Rosberg winning this little joule,

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because I think to start on the hard tyres is a good omen because

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at the end they will have soft tyres and they will be able to pick

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up the pace. And keep an eye on Michael Schumacher, who has been

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amazing at the start this season. How hard is it to drive around the

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circuit? It is mainly a lows of straights with a few corners. If we

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decided to go to the next best thing then driving it ourselves, in

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the company of a man who knows a fair bit about racing. Maughan says

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all about speed. The driver has to work especially hard. -- Monza is

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all about speed. Off they go! would be the driver's ultimate

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nightmare. Dear me. I am watching the screen to see how he gets on. I

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am hugely excited. Having never sat in a Formula One car, how will I

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know what to do? In my day, we only had to think about the gears.

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quite nervous now. Running for the line. It is a rather unimpressive

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31.8. What is the record? 22. Your nine seconds off the pace. What is

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the trek to a fast lap time? needs to be treated aggressively.

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You have to be hard on the brakes and the clutch. How often does

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Christian drive this? Maybe once. Once his once too much. Christian

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is going first. Should I? Good luck. On the brake a leg. How do you

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reckon he will be? Well, people do not realise that Christian used to

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race. He still has a GP to team for some -- GP2 team. Massive

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deceleration. Nice apex. This is going to be the greatest Lapper

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your life. No pressure. Approaching braking point! He has blown that!

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To going, this is it. It is like a load of Banksy drivers. I will give

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you that it has been a few years since we were in the car. There

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were some nice lines around there. Has this ever held due to winning?

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Our guys came on here before it that race. -- before the race. That

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track knowledge, the time they spend on the simulator gives them

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the edge going into free practice. The key thing that people do not

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realise when they are playing games his house sensitive a Grand Prix

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car is to drive. When you have it within its operating window, there

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is lots of downforce and grip. It is not designed to go sideways. You

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have to keep it tidy. And nice getaway, Jake. Nice apex. This is

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it. Use the KERS. You will get another boost. And again. Is he

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going to get the braking point? Would define the handbrake? I have

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decided this is the flying lap. -- where did you find. That chicane is

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ridiculous! How do I get this corner right? I am going to go slow,

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As you can see, driving a Formula One car, or on track or in the

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simulator, is really difficult. All things considered, it was a pretty

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good effort. You need talent to drive a Grand Prix car or a

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simulator, neither of which Jake has got. Tell us something we do

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not know. A sterling effort, Christian. It looks so easy. Some

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new-found respect for the boys out there. Absolutely. This circuit has

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not got many corners, so imagine what you would be like at

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Silverstone. Let us talk about the set-up. Pretty much everybody

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behind you have said they feel good about this because looking at the

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top speeds, Sebastian Vettel does not have the advantage. Is that are

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concerned? Is the aim to run and hide today? -- is the aim.

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Hopefully, if he is stalled, he will still be competitive. He

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should still have enough straight- line speed to pass McLaren because

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they have a big way in. We think we are in a good position. -- winger.

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I think we both need a bit more tuition from David cold start. --

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David Coulthard. Sebastian Vettel, heading to top

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spot on the grid, but Jenson Button is right behind him. The man in 4th,

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his future is not completely secure. Tell us about this season. What

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would your report cards say. What Would You report card say? You

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have got me there. A sensational drive for Button. Maybe some of Cs.

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The As would have been in the races. What a brilliant drive.

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qualifying, it has not been strong, the first part of the season, but I

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fear her -- I feel that I am improving. It is a pity that I have

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not had a good chance to push it in qualifying. Misunderstanding, and

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not getting a Lappin into two. -- a lap in to two. You have done more

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over lapping than -- overtaking than anyone else. Why is that?

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Races like Canada, it is those races that have meant that I have

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had to overtake a lot. It is that excitement, are really making a

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move stick. That is what you really expect. Overtaking Fernando or

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Felipe Massa or Michael. It really means a lot. You have a real smile

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on your face when it happens. seem really happy. Winning here,

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beating Lewis Hamilton, has that raised your stock as a racing

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driver? As it made people sit up and notice you more? It is

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difficult to comment on but from what other people say, yes. I think

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I am driving better than I was at Brawn. My confidence is very

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different to what it was. Finding a car that I am unable to work with,

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and a good balance, that makes a difference. -- I am able. You feel

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that you are emerging as the team leader? I am sure that Lewis

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Hamilton would say he is the team leader, but I would say that it is

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me. We're both working as hard as we can. That does not mean we are

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fighting against each other. Fighting against rebels and

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Ferrari's is not easy. -- Red Bulls and Ferraris is not easy. If

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Sebastian Vettel does not win this year, it will be a big surprise.

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For us, we are all fighters and we all want to win the championship,

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but pretty much, it is over. We want to keep the excitement in the

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sport though, so every race, we should be fighting for a victory.

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If we can do that, it is an amazing end to the year. That will carry

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over to 2012. We're not going to be running a new car, the rules are

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not different. Having a great end to the season is exactly what we

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need. So we will definitely see racing for McLaren next year? Is

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that signed and sealed? probably better speak to Martin

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about that. But for me, my overtaking in the last race was

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great. I lost my wing mirror so we could not see where the car was.

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That is probably the best thing to do. Black the wing mirrors out so

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you cannot see if the car is going to hit you. It worked for me.

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would be a success for wrap up to the season in your eyes? Winning

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them all. No pressure! No for some talking about pressure, we have

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made their way out on to the grid. I'm sure some of the drivers are

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feeling nervous. You can see the incredible grandstand that they

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have got here. There are very few in Formula One to rival this one.

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The thing is, it is a park every day of the week except for this

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week. There is this amazing atmosphere were people have been

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coming in. I came here particularly early and the place was rammed. It

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is just a different place. It is going to be a very hard thing for

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new races to compare to this. This is one of the very special places.

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Let us make our way over to the other side of the grid. It would be

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nice to see where Jenson Button will be starting. We will talk

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about his future. It may be worth waiting, because I think we have

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the World Champion making his way down. Sebastian Vettel experience

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last year what Jenson Button felt the year before. Why have they not

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got their heads together and sorted out a contract? And do not think it

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has anything to do with the agreement to want to drive. Both

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drivers had been vocal about the fact that they are burning out

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during the course of the season. From my time at McLaren, I know

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that there were many promotional days because of the Investment

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model. The partners require peace of the action with the race drivers.

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In fairness, I viewed that I raced for fun and I got paid for

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promotion, so you cannot always have it. Do you agree that Jenson

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Button's stock has gone up? He might not be winning the worst

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title -- the world title, but he seems a better driver than he was.

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He is seen as a better person overall. You have to understand

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that I think he was an exemplary World Champion. His stock went up

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because of that. His face is more familiar. He is somebody who has

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moved away from sport, into the global renown. I think he has

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turned out to be a remarkable man, very easy with the public as well.

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He is prepared to talk and sit down. I guarantee you, he is one of the

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guys that if you wanted to an interview on the grid, he would be

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the first to do it. I spotted something on the McLaren, they have

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a reversed Gurney on the rear wing. You have to come in behind the car

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to see it. Typically, if you look at the black girl a sitting up

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against the wing, that is to get down force of the real -- off the

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rear wing. -- Black Gurney. That is very interesting. Literally, that

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suggests that the McLaren wing is to bake, and that they have had to

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Will that compromise it around the circuit? Leads move down to the

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front were Martin Brundle is waiting. You have to look at the

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technical features of the cars. Maarten, good to see you. We have

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already celebrated Eddie's win around here. I'd finished second

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with the Benetton team. It was pretty exciting. Ayrton Senna beat

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me in the race that day. He leaned over and said, we are going to be

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team mates next year at Williams. I thought that I was going to

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Williams and I did not know that he was. But as it happens neither of

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us drove for Williams the following year. But that was a long time ago.

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Let's concentrate on the day. I just want to show you the 800 metre

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run down to the first corner. I think that is going to be pivotal

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to day in terms of McLaren. Can they stop Sebastian Vettel getting

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that one second in front that he needs to stop them getting into its

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DRS activation zone. So the safety car has only been used three times

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in the past 10 years despite the high-speed nature of this circuit.

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Despite that it tends not to be needed as there enough -- as there

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is enough run-off area at the chicanes. Christian, you have got

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the short 7th year in his car. If you could change that now, would

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you? I would not. We split our options because we have got Mark

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Webber on the other gear. We think it should be OK even install

:32:05.:32:10.

position. We are about to find out. I will come back to Sebastian in a

:32:10.:32:20.
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moment. Let's find this Jensen Button who is the third on the grid.

:32:21.:32:29.

He is under the umbrella. A quick word. Are you working together with

:32:29.:32:38.

Lewis Hamilton to fight Red Bull? Obviously when we get out there.

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But it is every man for himself out there. We will see what happens

:32:43.:32:48.

during the race. We know what we're doing now. We're not going to trip

:32:48.:32:54.

over each other. It is so hot today and I think it is going to be tough

:32:54.:33:04.
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on the tyres and that DRS is going to make it an interesting race.

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you think that you have an advantage with though -- the gear?

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I don't think so. Sebastian Vettel expected to be in pole position but

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Mark Webber did not. We will see what happens. There are also at a

:33:43.:33:53.
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lodge of flies about. I am glad you picked up on the important things!

:33:54.:33:59.

But it will be important if you cannot see where you're going! So

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Mark Webber just walking off the grid, unfortunately. This is a

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:34:16.:34:19.

Fernando Alonso's car. Let's take a look at the rear wing. They have

:34:19.:34:26.

much less drag. But the Ferrari has not been fast enough, except that

:34:26.:34:33.

they think they're vain to use their tyres much last. -- going to

:34:33.:34:43.
:34:43.:34:48.

use. Less see if we can find Felipe Massa up. It is so hot down here. I

:34:48.:34:55.

think they all want to get out of the sunshine as quickly as they can.

:34:55.:35:05.
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Let's have a word with Vitali Petrov. Sorry, let's have a word

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with Jackie Stewart. You know this place very well indeed? There's

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more atmosphere here than at any other race track in the world. The

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Italians for motor racing are probably the best advice of all the

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:35:40.:35:45.

countries. And Gerard, you are the governor at Lotus. It is really

:35:45.:35:51.

positive this year with our drivers. They have brought positive energy

:35:51.:35:58.

into the team. I would try to have a quick word with Vitali Petrov.

:35:58.:36:03.

Are you satisfied with the 7th place? It was an interesting

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weekend. The engineers did a fantastic job and this is the

:36:08.:36:16.

result. Can you get anywhere near the top six? We will try. To date

:36:16.:36:22.

is another day and we will try to fight the guys in front. Felipe

:36:22.:36:31.

Massa here are hiding in the shadow of the wall. Talking to his

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:36:41.:36:42.

Engineer. British engineer, of course. Last minute details. We

:36:42.:36:49.

just have about 30 seconds remaining. He is on a run, I think

:36:49.:36:56.

it will be his 6th consecutive points scoring opportunity. So

:36:56.:37:01.

Felipe Massa are very much back on form these days. But that is not a

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conversation that I am going to interrupt at this moment. So an

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expectant crowd for what should be a thrilling Grand Prix. It is going

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to be who finds out first and relax the fastest if they cannot get

:37:19.:37:24.

through without three stops. Once again Formula 1 is all about

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dealing with your tyres and making sure you have your strategy bang on.

:37:30.:37:35.

But there's a whole new strategy, it used to be UK men with as little

:37:35.:37:40.

drag as you could get away with. But that has all changed because of

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the DRS. And for the first time. am a little bit confused and

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slightly disappointed. For me this was the great track where you could

:37:57.:38:04.

slipstream in the natural way. But then to insert two DRS, that

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confuses me. What are would like to do is just keep a lid on these

:38:12.:38:18.

artificial moves. I would like to see a little bit more natural. I am

:38:18.:38:28.

a believer in KERS and DRS, but let us not overdo it. One man who will

:38:28.:38:33.

want to try to get to the front is Mark Webber. I thought sunshine had

:38:33.:38:38.

been banned from Formula 1 but it is a hot day. How will that help or

:38:38.:38:46.

hinder you? It should not be too bad. It is nice to have a pretty

:38:46.:38:50.

straight forward Grand Prix in terms of decisions, whether Wise.

:38:50.:38:57.

We will see how that DRS work. And KERS, the boys seem pretty relaxed

:38:57.:39:01.

about that at the moment. We have done everything we can so it should

:39:01.:39:07.

be OK. Do you think you can make up a couple of places on the first

:39:07.:39:12.

term? I would love to. I'm looking forward to a decent start more than

:39:12.:39:22.
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anyone. That was Mark Webber. He will be

:39:22.:39:29.

feeling quite tense at the moment but the fans certainly are not.

:39:29.:39:33.

Jaime Alguersuari has once again gone out in the first part of

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qualifying. And there is Michael Schumacher. Would you rather be a

:39:43.:39:50.

Michael Shaw banker or Nico Rosberg today? -- Michael Schumacher.

:39:50.:39:54.

think Nico Rosberg at this stage. When you sacrifice the qualifying

:39:54.:39:59.

position blab to be confident he will make it up during the race.

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Nico Rosberg has that in his mind. But we cannot rule out Michael

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Schumacher. Since Canada he has upped his pace. So it will be very

:40:11.:40:16.

interesting to see how this pair operate. Every single person

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dressed in red, all hoping that Fernando Alonso can do the business.

:40:26.:40:31.

Time for a treat for you, the man on pole position against the man

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who is second. How much difference was there between the lapse of

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Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton? Blocked a lot. -- not a

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lot. It is the super high-speed KERS circuit. Let's take a look

:40:50.:40:56.

with the lap with Sebastian Vettel on the left-hand side and Lewis

:40:56.:41:04.

Hamilton it on the right. They head towards the heavy braking zone.

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towards the heavy braking zone. Both cars with great traction going

:41:07.:41:16.

up through the gears. There it equally matched at this stage.

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Approaching 200 miles an hour. Easily the full throttle even with

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the DRS wide open. Heavy braking at the second chicane. And Lewis

:41:28.:41:37.

Hamilton slightly ahead with better straight-line speed. Down there now

:41:37.:41:43.

towards the first corner. And on the exit of that, once again Lewis

:41:43.:41:48.

Hamilton is slightly ahead halfway around the lap. The second corner

:41:48.:41:57.

is a little bit tighter, great precision needed. At this stage in

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the lap they are absolutely neck and neck. With the fast chicane to

:42:02.:42:12.

come. They fly the car or a cross the curse. But Sebastian Vettel

:42:12.:42:19.

clearly has more grip and confidence. He is taking several

:42:19.:42:23.

metres out of Lewis Hamilton at that particular place which makes

:42:23.:42:30.

all the difference. The magnificent Parabolica corner ahead of us. Pick

:42:30.:42:38.

up the throttle as early as you dare. The shortest run now to that

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finish line and it is a brilliant 25th poll position for Sebastian

:42:44.:42:50.

Vettel. Incredible. And he is the first man except fought Ayrton

:42:50.:42:55.

Senna to have temple positions in two different seasons. A great

:42:55.:43:00.

record. There is the race director up having a final look at the cars.

:43:00.:43:05.

He is the man who will start the race and do that before too long.

:43:05.:43:15.
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Sebastian Vettel, starting on pole position, tell me about that.

:43:16.:43:20.

race has all kinds of permutations. You talk about Sebastian Vettel,

:43:21.:43:26.

Jensen Button, Lewis Hamilton. I have a sneaking suspicion that

:43:26.:43:31.

Lewis Hamilton might just pull this one out the back. All the evidence

:43:32.:43:37.

is dragging you towards Sebastian Vettel as being the one. But the

:43:37.:43:42.

problems he had since Belgium, coming out and saying he was wrong,

:43:42.:43:50.

I just have a sneaky suspicion that he might just bring it home. That

:43:50.:43:55.

would be a big shout, to beat Sebastian Vettel. I believe he can

:43:55.:44:01.

do it. I think he was wounded, he had a little swipe at a journalist

:44:01.:44:09.

the other day. It was a veiled disagreement. Well the fans are

:44:09.:44:13.

certainly ready and I hope you are as well. On the red Button you can

:44:13.:44:18.

ride on board with different drivers. Almost time to hand it

:44:18.:44:26.

over to David and Maarten. The fastest track on the racing

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 51 seconds

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calendar. About to walk into life heritage and the magic of Monza.

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The first race held here in 1922 and this circuit has played a part

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in every Formula 1 world Championship apart from 1980. It is

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a temple of speed whether fans worship at the Alter of Ferrari and

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Fernando Alonso in particular, the winner last year at Monza. David,

:45:47.:45:57.
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what are the challenges faced by average speech. -- all about

:46:00.:46:09.

momentum. There is a massive amount of braking forced through the

:46:09.:46:14.

braking system and the driver. It is a short race but the heat

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saturates into you. I do not know what it is the forest, but

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physically, it is a hard one for the drivers. This is all going to

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be about slipstream in and track position. Presumably Sebastian

:46:28.:46:33.

Vettel asked to get ahead to keep the McLarens at? He does not have

:46:33.:46:38.

the top speed of the cars around him. He was one of the slowest cars

:46:38.:46:42.

in qualifying. They have taken a strategic decision to set the car

:46:42.:46:47.

up to be as fast as possible. You do not have the use of DRS on the

:46:47.:46:56.

straights. You can gain an extra few kilometres an hour, but that

:46:56.:47:00.

leaves a number of places on the track were due are sub-optimal. We

:47:00.:47:06.

will see two strategies playing out. Mark Webber, the only man in the

:47:06.:47:10.

field to elect not to have a brand new engine for the race this

:47:10.:47:15.

weekend. He does have a brand new set of softer compound tyres. The

:47:15.:47:19.

people in front of them do not have that luxury. We will see if that

:47:19.:47:24.

manages to give him an advantage. Jenson Button, who I thought seemed

:47:24.:47:33.

particularly perky and confident. Lewis Hamilton, in the other

:47:33.:47:36.

McLaren, or on the front row. caught up with the team principal

:47:36.:47:42.

of McLaren after we pointed out that Gurney on the underside of the

:47:42.:47:46.

wane. He confirmed that he never thought it was the right way to run

:47:46.:47:56.
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the wing, but apparently that is the right way for McLaren to run.

:47:57.:48:02.

They have put the smallest amount of fuel in, why is that? You cover

:48:02.:48:06.

the distance at greater speed. All will lap distance is the same, you

:48:06.:48:16.
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just do not need as much fuel. -- although the latter distance.

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us see how they line up for around who took the decision to qualify on

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the harder tyres, had to take another set of harder Prime tyres

:49:26.:49:30.

for the start of the race because there was damage to the sense that

:49:30.:49:39.

he used in qualifying. Because of blisters, do you think? Will love

:49:39.:49:43.

rubber will literally get so hot it explodes. -- the rubber will

:49:43.:49:53.
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literally. That could be so that -- that could be the case. These four

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drivers are taking the autumn at a route. They want to get at higher

:50:04.:50:11.

out of the way. While you have the heavier fuel load, the equivalent

:50:11.:50:16.

of two medium-sized passengers, why not put on a more durable tyre?

:50:16.:50:21.

makes perfect sense. The only issue is that the harder tyre is law. We

:50:21.:50:26.

presume that we will see some blistering this afternoon. But we

:50:26.:50:30.

saw blistering inspire. Sebastian Vettel was able to run quite

:50:30.:50:36.

happily. -- in spite. There is about 2.5 mm of Russia -- or proper

:50:36.:50:41.

before you have the belt that texts the surface of the tyre. Blistering

:50:42.:50:45.

is not a problem, it is when you get down below the top surface,

:50:45.:50:55.
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then you have issues. Interestingly, Lewis Hamilton... As the mechanics

:50:56.:51:00.

bolt from the grid. If anybody stalls on the grid, they will be

:51:00.:51:05.

running back out there again. As they make their way back to the

:51:05.:51:10.

pits, Lewis said this morning earlier on "I just want to get to

:51:10.:51:15.

the end of this race. I have not finished here for a while." That is

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not consistent with attacking like crazy. This is the second DRS zones.

:51:20.:51:28.

It is quite an unusual choice, because there is a curve in it. I

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wonder why they did not put Ascari down to a parabolic in the next

:51:33.:51:40.

section. Interestingly, it is not the obvious place for a driver. It

:51:40.:51:45.

is not a clear place to have a DRS zones. It would be interesting to

:51:45.:51:48.

speak to Charlie Whiting to explain how they come up with these

:51:48.:51:53.

decisions. It would be a more obvious place, to pick a straight,

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then there is no ambiguity with drivers weaving to take their

:51:57.:52:04.

natural line. From the Ascari chicane, down to the parabolic.

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tarmac. It looks lovely. There we have the old historic tarmac. I

:52:18.:52:22.

would love to know when its surface was laid. It could tell a few

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stories. The last time they changed the tarmac was in 2000. The last

:52:32.:52:41.

time they use the scary bank in was 1961. -- banking. Phil Hill won

:52:41.:52:48.

that race. These drivers, trying to make their mark on the history of

:52:48.:52:53.

Formula One. Burning out their tyres. The drivers of old would be

:52:53.:52:56.

protecting their tyres at this stage. These guys know that they

:52:56.:53:04.

have to get heat and pressure into those tyres. It is a 53 lap race.

:53:04.:53:10.

83% full-throttle as they go around this super high-speed layout. It is

:53:10.:53:15.

a challenge for everybody. They now have to find the perfect biting

:53:15.:53:21.

point of the clutch to get off the line and down to the first corner.

:53:21.:53:26.

The trigger for that is when the five lights go out. We do not

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bother with the green. They react as soon as they see them disappear.

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And the Monza race is underway. Wheelspin from Sebastian Vettel.

:53:37.:53:42.

Three of them, side by side. Look at that, Hamilton and Sebastian

:53:42.:53:49.

Vettel touching. Felipe Massa fancies the inside of Hamilton. We

:53:49.:53:53.

have a car approaching sideways, taking two out. I think it is

:53:53.:53:58.

Petrov. Barrichello, two. Three cars out, as we saw somebody

:53:58.:54:08.

arriving sideways. Alonso leads. Hamilton defending against Michael

:54:08.:54:15.

Schumacher. He is ahead. Immediately ahead of Felipe Massa.

:54:15.:54:19.

The safety car is out because the carnage is in the middle of the

:54:19.:54:23.

track. Jenson Button dropped out of the first chicane. Michael

:54:23.:54:33.
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Schumacher up to third. We have Liuzzi, Rosberg, Petrov, with a

:54:34.:54:38.

black crash helmet on. Recognising the ice hockey players and others

:54:38.:54:42.

killed in an awful airplane crash earlier on in the week. Rubens

:54:42.:54:47.

Barrichello, trying to get his car starting again. Remarkably, he

:54:47.:54:51.

beached himself, trying to get over the sleeping businessman --

:54:51.:54:58.

sleeping policemen. Was at the Hispania? I think it was Liuzzi. He

:54:58.:55:07.

got a wheel on the grass and lost control. Of course, they are

:55:07.:55:10.

thinking that at least they got through the first turn, but then

:55:10.:55:17.

from nowhere, absolutely nowhere, comes a car to knock them out. The

:55:17.:55:27.

computer is showing for Schumacher third but he is 4th. Felipe Massa,

:55:27.:55:31.

Button. Another tremendous start for Schumacher. He has been the man

:55:31.:55:36.

on the opening laps. Why is that? It is always easier to make lots of

:55:36.:55:39.

positions if you are not qualifying at the front. But does not take

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anything away from him. The start system on the Mercedes, it will be

:55:44.:55:49.

the softer end je -- software engineers and be taught set-up. The

:55:49.:55:52.

mechanical set-up and the reactions of Schumacher, and he is

:55:52.:55:57.

undoubtedly the king of starting. do not think we saw Kobayashi in

:55:57.:56:00.

the melee but he was obviously involved because he needs a new

:56:00.:56:10.

front wing. Cruising up to the back of the field, he will effectively

:56:10.:56:18.

get a freak pit-stop. Alguersuari has gone up from 18 to 11. -- Free

:56:18.:56:26.

pitched up. -- pit-stop. Sebastian Vettel got way too much wheelspin

:56:27.:56:31.

off the line. Alonso was not as quick. So lucky that Hamilton and

:56:31.:56:37.

Sebastian Vettel did not connect. But look at the back. There is an

:56:37.:56:45.

HRT with its wheels on the grass. No grip. He was going straight to

:56:45.:56:52.

the scene of several other people's accidents. He cause of that. That

:56:52.:56:58.

is where Kobayashi got his damaged nose. Fernando Alonso leads the

:56:58.:57:02.

Grand Prix. Schumacher, muscling through as we watch complete

:57:02.:57:12.
:57:12.:57:13.

carnage. A confetti of carbon fibre raining down a few seconds after

:57:13.:57:20.

the silliness of the first turn. Plenty of space on the right-hand

:57:20.:57:25.

side. Everybody knows that. But look at that, the Wall was coming

:57:25.:57:29.

towards him and he stays absolutely planted, as you would expect. Some

:57:29.:57:37.

nice fresh air. He put a wheel on the grass and momentarily the rpm

:57:37.:57:46.

increased. It shows how tight he was. Here it is Liuzzi, heading for

:57:46.:57:50.

an impact, hoping that he will slot between the cars. Unfortunately,

:57:50.:57:57.

several cars taken out. Rubens Barrichello was unlucky. He managed

:57:57.:58:02.

to Nicosia the first car but was blocked by the second. Liuzzi's

:58:02.:58:07.

problems started earlier. He put a wheel on the grass and never

:58:07.:58:12.

resolve the incident. Kobayashi is there, at the back. How did he lose

:58:12.:58:17.

his nose? It might have been another incident. We have Bruno

:58:17.:58:27.
:58:27.:58:28.

Senna in the pits. He has got is hard tyres out of the way now. If

:58:28.:58:33.

you're new to Formula One, you will know that they both have to use

:58:33.:58:36.

both compounds during the Grand Prix. D'Ambrosio is out of the

:58:36.:58:42.

Grand Prix. Barrichello, back in the pits, and Ricardo, still going

:58:42.:58:49.

around. We have lost Petrov and Liuzzi. Barrichello came in and his

:58:49.:58:54.

car was undamaged. They put on a new nose and put him on hard tyres.

:58:55.:59:00.

Kobayashi can run with soft tyres, as can Bruno Senna. He has got his

:59:00.:59:04.

hard tyres out of the way. Daniel Ricardo was coming in with what

:59:04.:59:10.

looks like a damaged HRT. He is retiring. I will check that out

:59:10.:59:18.

because d'Ambrosio was not involved in that accident. The safety car is

:59:18.:59:27.

out. It has only been out three times in the last 10 years. I think

:59:27.:59:31.

there will be some recalculated strategies going on right now.

:59:31.:59:36.

is why they have the supercomputers. Maybe not the small teams, but

:59:36.:59:40.

certainly the main teams will be looking at that on the screen now,

:59:40.:59:45.

running hundreds of thousands of what-ifs. This will change the face

:59:45.:59:55.
:59:55.:00:14.

get to the second the safety car line. They all look as if they are

:00:14.:00:24.
:00:24.:00:35.

relatively in line. Lewis Hamilton is nowhere to be seen. Michael

:00:35.:00:40.

Schumacher then punishes Lewis Hamilton for that see the restart.

:00:40.:00:50.

Mark Webber for the Red Bull. Sebastian Vettel again down the

:00:50.:00:57.

inside, getting so much better acceleration. And Fernando Alonso

:00:57.:01:03.

having absolutely none of that. know that Sebastian Vettel went

:01:03.:01:08.

with the shorter ratio in qualifying. It was all about

:01:08.:01:18.
:01:18.:01:19.

getting good race pace. They have more mast to accelerate now was the

:01:19.:01:26.

petrol. Fernando Alonso has got to break the one-second margin of two

:01:26.:01:36.
:01:36.:01:40.

Sebastian Vettel. Sebastian Vettel it right on the back of Fernando

:01:40.:01:46.

Alonso. But Michael Schumacher having another tremendous start to

:01:46.:01:54.

this Grand Prix. We know that the Mercedes are quick in the straight

:01:54.:02:04.
:02:04.:02:10.

line. Another contact! Mark Webber has lost his nose. Filipe Massa or

:02:10.:02:20.
:02:20.:02:24.

pointing the wrong way. Sebastian Vettel has been turning point. That

:02:24.:02:32.

was bravery at 200 miles an hour. Nobody would lift up the throttle,

:02:32.:02:38.

nobody would yield and Sebastian Vettel came out the winner. No we

:02:38.:02:46.

spoke about this in the qualifying show. He was flat on the grass

:02:46.:02:56.
:02:56.:02:57.

around the outside of Fernando Alonso. We have got yellow flags

:02:57.:03:07.
:03:07.:03:10.

out at the moment. Jensen Button presumably got held up as little

:03:10.:03:17.

bit. We do not know if Felipe Massa or managed to recover his position.

:03:17.:03:24.

On board with Mark Webber. In a good slipstream. He tries to muscle

:03:24.:03:31.

his way around and he hits the kerb, flies drew the air. -- flies

:03:31.:03:41.
:03:41.:03:44.

through the air. He has done into the barriers. Clearly front wing

:03:44.:03:54.
:03:54.:03:57.

and damage. Michael Schumacher at looking at second place as well.

:03:57.:04:07.
:04:07.:04:10.

All the former world champions, they know what it takes. Fernando

:04:10.:04:19.

Alonso just has a little bit of space between them. He was faster

:04:19.:04:29.
:04:29.:04:39.

is to it -- yesterday in qualifying. Five world champions fill the top

:04:39.:04:49.
:04:49.:04:53.

five places. DRS has been enabled. That should assist Hamilton. But

:04:53.:05:03.
:05:03.:05:08.

the Mercedes is so much faster on the straight line. A lot of

:05:08.:05:18.
:05:18.:05:23.

turbulence on the front wing of that McLaren. Southerly they mass

:05:23.:05:33.
:05:33.:05:51.

at making his way back, up in 9th for Williams, almost three seconds

:05:51.:05:58.

off the pace of the leaders. Jensen Button beginning to hone in on this

:05:58.:06:02.

fight as they are so busy watching each other that they are losing

:06:02.:06:06.

time. Schumacher goes outside the white lines was DUP you are allowed

:06:06.:06:16.
:06:16.:06:18.

to do that at this place on the track. Parabolica corner. We have

:06:18.:06:28.
:06:28.:06:40.

got Mark Webber, a replay of that. No front downforce. And that shows

:06:40.:06:45.

you just how effective those wings are when they are doing their job

:06:45.:06:55.
:06:55.:06:56.

properly. They are there to push the car into the ground. Mark

:06:56.:07:04.

Webber was racing to get back to the pits. Lewis Hamilton and, for

:07:04.:07:09.

some reason his DRS did not work on that main straight but it is

:07:09.:07:19.
:07:19.:07:30.

working now. They reckon the DRS is worth about 15 kilometres around

:07:30.:07:40.
:07:40.:07:47.

here. Lewis Hamilton now has his DRS wide open. Will he remember to

:07:47.:07:57.
:07:57.:08:01.

use it? Let's see what effect that has. Michael Schumacher in knows he

:08:01.:08:11.
:08:11.:08:20.

does not have the DRS available. But he does have KERS. The straight

:08:20.:08:28.

speeds look OK. Schumacher is just very high. Explain that one. The

:08:28.:08:37.

guy in front is just a bit quicker! You are not slow, he is fast. But

:08:37.:08:46.

the net result is the same. should have delivered to the old,

:08:46.:08:56.
:08:56.:09:06.

there is good news...! Such a tricky piece of race track. No DRS

:09:06.:09:16.
:09:16.:09:18.

down this section. Jensen Button cannot quite join in this battle.

:09:18.:09:26.

Lewis Hamilton it looks better positioned this lap. It is a long

:09:26.:09:30.

way down the straight before up the DRS actually becomes available. Now

:09:30.:09:36.

he has closed it again, what is all that about? We know that McLaren

:09:36.:09:46.
:09:46.:10:04.

had some issues during practice. They had issues with we attaching

:10:05.:10:12.

the airflow. I wonder if that is why it Lewis Hamilton it was

:10:12.:10:20.

getting it close nice and early. Safety first, playing the long game.

:10:20.:10:25.

Hamilton tries to go on the inside. But Schumacher it with a robust

:10:25.:10:35.
:10:35.:10:40.

defence. A much better slipstream this time for Hamilton. But there

:10:40.:10:44.

is not enough of a breaking the zone to make the difference down

:10:44.:10:54.
:10:54.:11:06.

into Parabolica. Hamilton now with his DRS wide open once again.

:11:06.:11:14.

Hamilton is not using his KERS. Is there an issue their? He does have

:11:14.:11:22.

it available but he is choosing where to use it. He is not using it

:11:22.:11:29.

on the main Straits. It is difficult to pool which might be

:11:29.:11:39.
:11:39.:11:40.

another issue. I think we're seeing Lewis Hamilton catch up so much

:11:41.:11:47.

around here because he is using his KERS and his DRS down at this

:11:47.:11:52.

section. But there is now worth to overtake when you get to the end of

:11:52.:12:02.
:12:02.:12:03.

it. -- know where to overtake. Perhaps he's just trying to put

:12:03.:12:10.

Michael Schumacher or under pressure. He can hold Michael tight

:12:10.:12:20.
:12:20.:12:45.

and hope that that makes him slope the limiter. He cannot do anything

:12:45.:12:55.
:12:55.:12:59.

at the moment about Michael Schumacher. Jensen Button it still

:12:59.:13:04.

as second and a half behind which is surprising me. But you do not

:13:04.:13:10.

want to be right up behind those cars, losing downforce. Over

:13:10.:13:15.

heating the engine. Maybe Jensen Button is just plain the smart game

:13:15.:13:20.

here. He is probably pretty comfortable to let them battle it

:13:20.:13:26.

out. This is a slightly more cautious Lewis Hamilton than we

:13:26.:13:35.

have seen at other Grand Prix. He's going for a very deliberate and

:13:35.:13:45.
:13:45.:13:46.

very safe overtake. The average speed around this race track is 245

:13:46.:13:52.

kilometres an hour. There are very few breaking stones and he need

:13:52.:13:57.

those 2 euros per wasted kinetic energy. Lewis Hamilton now out of

:13:57.:14:00.

the slipstream of Michael Schumacher. It is just a question

:14:00.:14:10.

now of fool can break the latest. A very tidy, Adlene moved from Lewis

:14:10.:14:16.

Hamilton. But Schumacher or still has that speed, he has the

:14:16.:14:26.
:14:26.:14:29.

slipstream and to the DRS. Jensen Button are now just joining that

:14:29.:14:39.
:14:39.:14:40.

party. But Lozelles and really needed to cut that one straight

:14:40.:14:50.
:14:50.:14:55.

back off again. -- Lewis Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton again trying to get

:14:55.:15:00.

Michael Schumacher have to go defensive. This is going to be

:15:00.:15:10.
:15:10.:15:18.

overtakes. He is the man who has overtaken most on track this year.

:15:19.:15:25.

And he will have the DRS. Michael Schumacher only has his horse power

:15:25.:15:35.
:15:35.:15:35.

to defend with. The two are really homing in on third place man

:15:36.:15:42.

Michael Schumacher. He has won the scrum Prix five times, Michael.

:15:42.:15:47.

There are groans of frustration at the McLaren garage. They will have

:15:47.:15:54.

to change their strategy. Michael in third position is holding up the

:15:54.:16:04.

to McLaren's. That is the message to Masser, but Vettel will be

:16:04.:16:10.

absolutely delighted with this. They will say that they have had

:16:10.:16:14.

enough of this. They are going to call one of their drivers in quite

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:16:24.:16:28.

soon. Felipe Massa is now up into 6th place. It was smart of

:16:28.:16:38.
:16:38.:16:39.

Maldonado to let him through and not waste any time. If you are

:16:39.:16:43.

going to be five metres better on the brakes than the driver in front,

:16:43.:16:49.

you need a breaking zone to do it. The principal at Maclaren is

:16:49.:16:59.
:16:59.:17:05.

watching his two men. 18,000 revs in 7th gear. It is a critical

:17:05.:17:12.

choice of 7th gear ratio that you must make before Saturday morning.

:17:12.:17:22.
:17:22.:17:22.

They have appeared their car to use all of the rpm without DRS. That

:17:22.:17:27.

means they are just banging up against that it read level. You

:17:27.:17:33.

can't go any faster. Schumacher is struggling to grip on those tyres.

:17:33.:17:38.

This will all be about pit stop strategy and Les Lewis Hamilton and

:17:38.:17:48.
:17:48.:17:50.

Jenson Button can make this stick on the track. In the lead on lap 15

:17:50.:17:57.

by nine seconds is Sebastien Vettel. Mark Webber is out of the Drumcree

:17:57.:18:07.

in the second to Red Bull. Hamilton is looking up the inside into

:18:07.:18:15.

Parabolica. The activation of DRS is quite a long way down, that is

:18:15.:18:21.

why you will not see it Popeye Open and tell... They are both on it

:18:21.:18:25.

now! Hamilton had to duck back into the slipstream of the Mercedes,

:18:25.:18:32.

that is how fast it is. Steve -- Schumacher has had to go super

:18:32.:18:42.

defensive, slow on the exit. He is on the grass! Sue will give him NO-

:18:42.:18:52.
:18:52.:19:04.

SPACE a tall. -- Sue or won't give he loses that place. A sporting

:19:04.:19:12.

etiquette, are amongst race drivers, that was right on the limit. Lewis

:19:12.:19:15.

Hamilton has been super clean so far in this race with Michael

:19:15.:19:25.
:19:25.:19:27.

Schumacher. This may be a chance for Lewis Hamilton on Ascari. He

:19:27.:19:36.

will be furious with Michael. Michael Schumacher is pushing the

:19:36.:19:42.

boundaries of what is correct, and has been doing for several laps now.

:19:42.:19:50.

He is absolutely on the limit. He has gone into the pit. We

:19:50.:19:55.

understood that Hamilton was going to pit that lap. As soon as they

:19:55.:20:01.

got that message, they told him to stay out, no doubt. Michael

:20:01.:20:06.

Schumacher goes on to a brand new set of soft tyres. Take us through

:20:06.:20:15.

this, David. Around Ascari, Michael sees Lewis Hamilton take the inside

:20:15.:20:22.

line, and he chops across him. He takes a tight line on entry. You

:20:22.:20:26.

see how much Lewis had to lift out. That was a heart-stopping moment

:20:26.:20:35.

for Lewis Hamilton. This is a replay. For some reason, it works

:20:35.:20:42.

so much better for Jenson Button to make that move down the outside.

:20:42.:20:51.

Michael Schumacher's tyres were losing him speed. He was working

:20:51.:20:58.

hard to keep that faster Maclaren behind. When he got the opportunity,

:20:58.:21:06.

he was able to make it stick. Sebastian Vettel moves into her lap

:21:06.:21:16.
:21:16.:21:29.

18. He as at 1:28.6. Jenson Button the pit lane as to how long it took

:21:29.:21:37.

them to do that stop. We can expect Lewis in pretty soon after that, I

:21:37.:21:42.

would imagine. He has a lovely clear space as long as he can stay

:21:42.:21:49.

ahead of that traffic. 3.5 seconds, that stop for Jenson Button, as he

:21:49.:21:56.

makes his way down. They are a long way ahead after all that fighting

:21:56.:22:05.

with Schumacher. We are saying Michael is pushing the boundaries.

:22:05.:22:10.

You can't say he has done anything that would warrant standing outside

:22:10.:22:16.

the headmaster's door yet. Certainly not, but in sporting

:22:16.:22:25.

etiquette amongst racers, that was at the limit. There is a certain

:22:25.:22:28.

etiquette as to how much she would squeeze yourself in as a junction

:22:28.:22:32.

and how much you would give your competitor a bit of a squeeze on

:22:32.:22:37.

the racetrack. You can see Maclaren coming out. This will be for

:22:37.:22:43.

Hamilton. The difference here, of course, you are doing it at 200 mph.

:22:43.:22:53.
:22:53.:22:58.

This looks like quite a last-minute decision. There are entire lap 19

:22:58.:23:04.

already. A new set of tyres for Lewis Hamilton, and away he goes.

:23:04.:23:11.

It is all about where Jenson Button is, and he is a long way ahead.

:23:11.:23:15.

Michael Schumacher just there to the left. It is all about the

:23:15.:23:21.

breaking. Michael Schumacher takes the position away. That will please

:23:21.:23:28.

Lewis a bunch. A pity it Jenson Button first, and that kept him

:23:28.:23:34.

ahead of Michael, and they pitted Lewis Hamilton next, and that kept

:23:34.:23:42.

him behind. Frustration at McLaren. A lot of this is because they are

:23:42.:23:51.

running this... Do we call it a battle? This is Maldonado, Perez

:23:51.:24:01.
:24:01.:24:03.

and Argos wiry fighting for 7th. That squabble started at the

:24:03.:24:13.

beginning of this lack. There is Perez, who we think is now our pin

:24:13.:24:20.

28 position. The reason why it McLaren were running that big wing,

:24:20.:24:24.

they thought they would be in a fight with Red Bull which has a

:24:24.:24:29.

Renault engine. They never imagined they would be up against a Mercedes

:24:29.:24:35.

with the same engine that they have. They were always on to a loser, and

:24:35.:24:40.

that is why they have lost out. It will be a massive task far either

:24:40.:24:49.

McLaren to get anywhere near winning this race. That was a 3.0

:24:49.:24:56.

second stop. Yet again it is Michael Schumacher versus Los

:24:57.:25:06.
:25:07.:25:09.

Hamilton. -- Lewis Hamilton. Still they are side by side, and still

:25:09.:25:13.

Michael Schumacher will not healed, and why should he in that position.

:25:13.:25:19.

He is having to get really defensive, and that is two moves.

:25:19.:25:23.

The rules are clear that you can make one change of direction, and

:25:23.:25:28.

you cannot move back. I am fully expecting to hear a radio message

:25:28.:25:37.

soon. Sebastian Vettel comes into the pits at the beginning of lap 20

:25:37.:25:42.

for soft tyres. He has been absolutely untroubled once he

:25:42.:25:50.

managed to retake the lead after the fast starting Alonso. There was

:25:50.:25:54.

no need to panic or rash or get anything wrong, because he has the

:25:54.:26:04.
:26:04.:26:08.

whole pit straight to himself. Webber was put out of the race

:26:08.:26:14.

earlier by contact point. Again, bouncing off the limiter in 7th

:26:14.:26:19.

gear. It is going to have to be a brave move that puts Lewis Hamilton

:26:19.:26:29.
:26:29.:26:29.

passed Michael Schumacher. How far is Jenson Button away? 3.8 seconds.

:26:29.:26:36.

The F I A are aware. Stay with it. That is what we were expecting.

:26:36.:26:46.
:26:46.:26:46.

What do you think they will do about it? As I was saying, you are

:26:46.:26:51.

only allowed one move, and it is a very clear rule. I can hear all

:26:51.:27:01.
:27:01.:27:02.

Schumacher's supporters saying that it was fair, but it is not at all.

:27:02.:27:07.

You can make one defensive change of direction. There he is again

:27:07.:27:12.

coming back across at the braking zone. They designed this rule for

:27:12.:27:17.

the safety of the drivers and of the crowd. Yes, and I think he has

:27:17.:27:23.

breached it, not so much there as earlier on. We have Senna and

:27:23.:27:33.

Kobayashi side by side. I am pleased they didn't miss that.

:27:33.:27:39.

Felipe Massa, and Lewis Hamilton has got the inside line. Will

:27:39.:27:44.

Michael Schumacher yield anything here at all? I think Lewis knew he

:27:44.:27:48.

was going to dive into his space, so he wasn't about to put his car

:27:48.:27:53.

there. You have to say, the patience of a saint from Lewis

:27:53.:27:58.

today. He did say he was going to keep an eye on finishing his

:27:58.:28:05.

crockery. He hasn't managed to do so the last couple of years. --

:28:05.:28:15.
:28:15.:28:29.

that the one under the heading spoilsport? That is probably what

:28:29.:28:35.

Michael Schumacher or is wondering. That is what Lewis Hamilton is

:28:35.:28:42.

saying. It is a fair defence, or is it over the mark? Beyond reasonable

:28:42.:28:51.

driving? Sebastian Vettel has the fastest lap in the ground Prix,

:28:51.:29:01.
:29:01.:29:14.

1:27. He is now 11. Second -- 11.7 slipstream. Will he try to sell him

:29:15.:29:24.
:29:25.:29:31.

a dummy? I don't think Michael but Michael won't give him the

:29:31.:29:39.

outside. There are now side by side, and there is no where to go. He is

:29:39.:29:49.

only too well aware of that. And a look at the inside. I sense a

:29:49.:29:53.

little bitter frustration going on there now in that yellow helmet of

:29:53.:29:59.

the McLaren driver. Here is the rule as it is written in the

:29:59.:30:09.
:30:09.:30:17.

and unaided. Manoeuvres liable to hinder other drivers such as more

:30:17.:30:27.
:30:27.:30:37.

than one change of direction to defend a position. Deliberate

:30:37.:30:44.

crowding of a car beyond the Bench of the track are not permitted.

:30:44.:30:51.

That has happened a few times. We had an radio message there from the

:30:51.:30:58.

team principal telling Michael to leave him some space. You cannot

:30:58.:31:04.

charge back across the track. You cannot fault Michael's positioning

:31:04.:31:11.

of his car, it is just the way he is moving it about. As a driver

:31:11.:31:21.
:31:21.:31:36.

would you prefer a direct message? It was just a fairly generic hint.

:31:36.:31:44.

They do not want him to get a drive through penalty. I always wanted my

:31:44.:31:49.

engineer to give me very specific pieces of engineering. Because

:31:49.:31:54.

there's a lot of action, a lot of noise in the car and sometimes it

:31:54.:32:02.

is difficult to filter out the message that you get. Jensen Button

:32:02.:32:12.
:32:12.:32:19.

honing in now on Fernando Alonso. Lewis Hamilton on the limiter now.

:32:19.:32:29.
:32:29.:32:35.

They are of course only on a half tank of fuel. Lewis Hamilton is

:32:35.:32:45.
:32:45.:32:49.

being tentative. Schumacher or release seems to be struggling at

:32:49.:32:55.

this stage with the performance of his car. He just does not have the

:32:55.:33:04.

grip of the McLaren. If a McLaren comes up alongside you you just

:33:04.:33:10.

cannot take the position back, he have to leave some room. So he did

:33:10.:33:15.

understand that message! Lewis Hamilton it is losing one seconds

:33:15.:33:23.

per lap. Jensen Button has just done his personal best of the race.

:33:23.:33:33.
:33:33.:33:37.

Jensen doing a great job closing in on Fernando Alonso. Jensen Button

:33:37.:33:46.

once again coming alive in the second half of this race. He seems

:33:46.:33:52.

to be finding grip in it wet conditions and he also seems to

:33:52.:34:02.
:34:02.:34:07.

like these low downforce places. Pastor Maldonado now slipping

:34:07.:34:14.

backwards after that tremendous start. We have a fight between

:34:14.:34:18.

Schumacher and Hamilton. Lewis Hamilton's tyres are going to wear

:34:18.:34:26.

out quicker. RADIO: please make sure you leave room for the car

:34:26.:34:34.

when you move and change direction. A coded message there that they are

:34:34.:34:44.
:34:44.:34:45.

doing something about this. I think that is a very clear statement

:34:45.:34:55.
:34:55.:34:59.

there. Michael it is now leaving a lot more space. Michael of course

:34:59.:35:09.
:35:09.:35:11.

will get as slipstream from the car in front. Lewis Hamilton is on the

:35:11.:35:21.
:35:21.:35:24.

limiter. Hunting down a feisty Michael Schumacher. He has the car

:35:24.:35:33.

that is fastest on the straight line. We know Lewis Hamilton is

:35:33.:35:39.

going to be massively frustrated. We both know Michael well, how do

:35:39.:35:47.

you think he will receive that message? He is a smart cookie. He

:35:47.:35:50.

has always pushed the boundaries during his career and he has got

:35:50.:35:56.

away with it more often than not. I think he has done that this

:35:56.:36:00.

afternoon that I do not think that a penalty is necessary. Maybe now

:36:00.:36:08.

he has just broken the back of this race. A 4th or even a 5th place for

:36:08.:36:15.

him would be a great result. when Jensen Button got his chance,

:36:15.:36:20.

he took it straight away. We can see a replay now of Hamilton with

:36:20.:36:26.

ever more speed. Has he taken that position? He has indeed. Michael

:36:26.:36:36.
:36:36.:36:38.

finally yielding to him. So a tremendous exit. And she mucker

:36:38.:36:46.

realised finally that he had to leave that space. -- Schumacher.

:36:46.:36:56.

Getting a great slipstream from Michael. Schumacher now in a

:36:56.:37:05.

comfortable 5th place. And he did backed down a bit. I think he has

:37:05.:37:11.

had enough of that particular fight! It is only a matter of time

:37:11.:37:17.

before he loses that position to Lewis Hamilton. He is now thinking

:37:17.:37:27.
:37:27.:37:30.

of fending off Felipe Massa. A new battle to look for, Jensen Button

:37:30.:37:39.

versus Fernando Alonso. This race often lasts only one hour and 20

:37:39.:37:47.

minutes. Now we can see some different camera angles of Michael

:37:47.:37:54.

going left to defend and then staying left. That was a clear

:37:54.:38:03.

field. Yes I think Lewis Hamilton it was able to use his DRS more

:38:04.:38:09.

effectively there. So less time on the limiter and in the end I think

:38:09.:38:15.

Michael Schumacher could not defend. We know Mercedes have been

:38:15.:38:25.
:38:25.:38:33.

struggling a lot with the degradation of their tyres. It

:38:33.:38:43.

costs you dearly around this track if you do not exaggerate quickly

:38:43.:38:53.
:38:53.:38:58.

enough. Jensen Button has lost a little bit of momentum. A little

:38:58.:39:06.

bit slower than Fernando Alonso on this part of the track. Presumably

:39:06.:39:11.

he is going to be buzzing on the limiter just like his team-mate

:39:11.:39:21.
:39:21.:39:26.

will stomp --. Keeping an eye on Lewis Hamilton's time. He has just

:39:26.:39:35.

done the fastest middle sector of the entire Grand Prix. Now Hamilton

:39:35.:39:44.

can do something about closing that eight. Five-second gap. I'm down in

:39:44.:39:51.

the Red Bull garage. It is feeling relaxed that Sebastian Vettel has

:39:51.:39:57.

this cushion. Disappointed of course that Mark Webber is out of

:39:57.:40:03.

the race. And the next stop will come in about five or six laps time.

:40:03.:40:13.
:40:13.:40:16.

The tyres are holding up a lot better than they thought. Ferrari

:40:16.:40:25.

are going to hold out as long as they cannot on the soft tyres. --

:40:25.:40:33.

as they can. Fernando Alonso in its second place.

:40:33.:40:43.
:40:43.:40:47.

As Sebastian Vettel does a new fastest lap of the race. Alonso has

:40:47.:40:57.
:40:57.:41:18.

more the problem of Jensen Button closing in. We have 17 miners at

:41:18.:41:25.

the moment out on the race track. We have lost Kobayashi, Mark Webber,

:41:25.:41:35.
:41:35.:41:41.

Vitali Petrov. On board with the Toro Rosso as they go up to the

:41:41.:41:50.

Force India of Paul di Resta oeuvre. And that was sadly very easy indeed.

:41:50.:42:00.
:42:00.:42:07.

Different tiers of course on those two cars. Paul di Resta has a fight

:42:07.:42:15.

on his hands to stay in the points. Michael Schumacher is now just the

:42:15.:42:25.
:42:25.:42:26.

fastest first sector of the Grand Prix. He was sober aggressive

:42:26.:42:36.
:42:36.:42:37.

against Lewis Hamilton but it seems to have switched around. Schumacher

:42:37.:42:44.

is actually only two seconds behind Lewis Hamilton will stop he is

:42:44.:42:50.

hanging on quite nicely. Keeping the gap back to Felipe Massa. So it

:42:50.:42:59.

is working for him as well. Sebastian Vettel, changes his

:42:59.:43:09.
:43:09.:43:21.

helmet every race. Choosing to run wide through the exit. The man with

:43:21.:43:31.
:43:31.:43:44.

259 points. Mark Webber, out of the Grand Prix. You would have to say

:43:44.:43:54.
:43:54.:43:59.

that Sebastian Vettel pretty much has two hands on that trophy now.

:43:59.:44:06.

Jensen Button falling back a little bit from Fernando Alonso. It was a

:44:06.:44:16.
:44:16.:44:19.

one-second gap. Now down to 1.6. Mark Webber has been talking to our

:44:19.:44:26.

own Lee Mackenzie. Bad luck. Just talk us through that moves. I got a

:44:26.:44:31.

good run down the straight. Trying to get around the outside and

:44:31.:44:36.

Felipe Massa it was starting to come across. I did not know if he

:44:36.:44:42.

was going to come that far across. And when I got towards the second

:44:43.:44:48.

term I started to belt out of the move. But those curves are so high

:44:48.:44:53.

it just launched the carp and I made contact with him. Then I tried

:44:53.:44:58.

to get back to the pits. I knew that there was some damage but I

:44:58.:45:03.

did not know that the front wing was jammed under the front of the

:45:03.:45:09.

car. Invaluable points lost today. For bit of a dent junior

:45:09.:45:14.

Championship aspirations. What are you aiming for now? I think we are

:45:14.:45:23.

all battling for second place now. Sebastian Vettel needs to have an

:45:23.:45:27.

incredibly disappointing end to this season and for anyone to take

:45:27.:45:32.

the Championship from them at this stage. A missed opportunity for me

:45:32.:45:42.
:45:42.:45:45.

but I will come back in its Nearly a missed opportunity for

:45:45.:45:47.

Nearly a missed opportunity for Barrichello to get into the pits

:45:47.:45:57.
:45:57.:45:58.

there. And that will have cost Jenson Button and his gap to

:45:58.:46:08.
:46:08.:46:12.

Fernando Alonso. Ted has got some news as we just watched Massa.

:46:12.:46:17.

Breathing space, David. You are absolutely right, and that is what

:46:17.:46:23.

Ferrari are concerned about. I just went in there to ask how Alonso's

:46:23.:46:26.

race is going, and they are worried about whether he is going to keep

:46:26.:46:32.

his place on the podium, so they can see that the McLaren's are

:46:32.:46:41.

gaining on him. Alonso comes into the pit. Yellow flags out as they

:46:41.:46:47.

clear. A good pit-stop again for Ferrari as we now await Lewis

:46:47.:46:54.

Hamilton into his human garage. The car is boiling hot, the brakes at

:46:54.:47:04.
:47:04.:47:05.

nearly 1,000 Celsius, the engine at over 125 centigrade. He is now

:47:05.:47:12.

again and behind Barrichello. A fresh set of tyres. Will that get

:47:12.:47:21.

into the end of the Grand Prix? should do. So we are not expecting

:47:21.:47:29.

any more pit stops at the front of the field. He is actually even

:47:29.:47:36.

closer to Alonso then he was before the pit stop. They are both on the

:47:36.:47:44.

Prime hard Tyre, so everything that went to before. They have also got

:47:44.:47:50.

less fuel. And the team are ready to welcome Sebastien Vettel. No

:47:50.:47:57.

pressure during this stop. There are really getting that fine-tuned

:47:57.:48:03.

now towards the end of the season. They are coming out of Ascari as

:48:03.:48:09.

Vettel is coming out of the pit lane. Ferrari historically this

:48:09.:48:14.

year have not been giving as hard a tyre. Mark Webber is reflecting on

:48:14.:48:22.

what might have been. Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, tickling it

:48:22.:48:32.
:48:32.:48:32.

-- typically not as good on the harder tyres. You fancy, then, that

:48:32.:48:37.

Jenson Button has got a very good chance of taking second place at

:48:37.:48:45.

this stage. If past performance is any bearing on future success, yes.

:48:45.:48:55.
:48:55.:48:56.

Well Fernando come back at him? Surely an error there from Alonso?

:48:56.:49:03.

He has got no traction, it seems to me. Very poor traction on this

:49:03.:49:10.

harder compound tyre, which they always say really hurts Ferrari.

:49:10.:49:17.

But it is very soft rubber compared to what we used to run. They appear

:49:17.:49:21.

to have issued heating their tyres, and we are seeing it played out

:49:21.:49:26.

there. Jenson Button takes advantage of the slipstream of the

:49:26.:49:36.
:49:36.:49:37.

Lotus years lapping. -- he is lapping. 12 the position at the

:49:37.:49:47.
:49:47.:49:48.

moment, and that could be the best result for Lotus this year.

:49:48.:49:56.

tyres come out of the blankets at 100 degrees. Michael Schumacher

:49:56.:50:03.

presumably does have to stop again to put a harder tyres on. Button is

:50:03.:50:08.

15.6 seconds off the lead. How do you start putting red bull under

:50:08.:50:17.

pressure? You say the tyres come out of the blankets at 100 degrees,

:50:17.:50:22.

but it is a bit like wearing a pair of jeans. He have got to get them

:50:22.:50:28.

on the track, stretch the tyre, move the side wall. Lean against

:50:28.:50:35.

them under braking, before they really give you the performance.

:50:35.:50:42.

do think that is a great analogy. I know exactly what you mean.

:50:42.:50:48.

Schumacher here in second place at the moment, a bit out of kilter

:50:48.:50:58.
:50:58.:50:58.

with his tyres, he has to come in again and put the Prime tyres on.

:50:58.:51:02.

There have been plenty of different strategies. But we are certain

:51:02.:51:08.

Michael has to pick a game, and here he comes, out of second place.

:51:08.:51:18.

It should put him somewhere very close to Hamilton again, actually.

:51:18.:51:28.
:51:28.:51:30.

And there is a big gap back to Schumacher from there. -- back to

:51:30.:51:40.

Alguersuari from there. It wouldn't have been a big step by Mercedes to

:51:40.:51:46.

put them side-by-side Again. Hamilton over break himself! He was

:51:46.:51:51.

so excited to still be in front of Michael Schumacher. So how has this

:51:51.:51:57.

all shaken out? Sebastien Vettel leads by 15.6 seconds from Jenson

:51:57.:52:05.

Button, about a second ahead of Alonso in third. Masseur is up to

:52:05.:52:15.
:52:15.:52:16.

4th, do arrested just outside the top 10. Maldonado has pitted in

:52:16.:52:26.
:52:26.:52:32.

on the set of hard tyres from the start, and the team think he could

:52:32.:52:39.

have been on for 7th or 8th, so a shame for him. The cyber team

:52:39.:52:49.
:52:49.:52:50.

looked very good on Friday. -- the Sauber team. Alonso is definitely

:52:50.:52:58.

holding on to Button better than we thought he might. Maybe those tyres

:52:58.:53:07.

are now coming to him. You can see some debris from earlier on in the

:53:07.:53:15.

race, you don't want to run over that and cut your tyres. If the

:53:15.:53:25.
:53:25.:53:26.

race finished now, Sebastian Vettel would have pay 112 point lead. And

:53:26.:53:29.

it is a different person who keeps finishing well behind him in terms

:53:29.:53:38.

of those pursuing him, and he wins each one. So he has built up a full

:53:38.:53:43.

league. Felipe Massa there is behind him, but has only pitted

:53:43.:53:53.
:53:53.:53:56.

once. How did you read that with Mark Webber? I think that Felipe

:53:56.:54:03.

Massa were left in plenty of space on the way into the chicane. I

:54:03.:54:10.

think I would have had the tendency to just try to cut to the left. I

:54:10.:54:14.

think Mark just didn't expect it, and by the time he made the

:54:15.:54:19.

decision to try to stay on the track, he just got launched into

:54:20.:54:27.

the back of Felipe Massa's car. didn't play out as he expected. You

:54:27.:54:37.
:54:37.:54:51.

have to keep your guard and hope be the seventh consecutive race

:54:51.:55:00.

that a driver who drops out in the early part of qualifying ends up

:55:00.:55:10.
:55:10.:55:24.

scoring championship points? He has locked up the rear axle. He is 17

:55:24.:55:34.
:55:34.:55:35.

seconds behind Alguersuari. Bruno Senna up into 9th place. He is

:55:35.:55:40.

lapping slightly faster than Maldonado. Still plenty of action

:55:40.:55:48.

to come. Sebastian Vettel is just handling him, every time Jenson

:55:48.:55:54.

Button does a fast lap, Sebastian Vettel El response in the lead to

:55:54.:56:04.
:56:04.:56:10.

keep the lead. -- responds in the At the moment, the fastest is

:56:10.:56:20.
:56:20.:56:22.

1:26.09. That is with KERS, with DRS and with Pirelli tyres. So they

:56:22.:56:32.
:56:32.:56:35.

are going a lot slower this year engineers are saying these are very

:56:35.:56:45.
:56:45.:56:52.

soft tyres. That is a very clean pass there. Buemi has pitted from

:56:52.:57:02.
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8th, Senna from 9th. He had that damaged wing earlier on, and it is

:57:02.:57:07.

the soft tyres that have gone on for Senna. I think we are going to

:57:07.:57:12.

see a very good fight the seventh, 8th, 9th, 10th and possibly even

:57:12.:57:22.
:57:22.:57:23.

11th. Maldonado, Barrichello is a long way behind in 12th. Ricardo

:57:23.:57:29.

his 16th. Some 14 laps behind the leader, but still running his

:57:29.:57:39.
:57:39.:57:39.

Daniel Ricciardo. A three-second stop for Ferrari again. 2.9 is the

:57:39.:57:48.

quickest we have seen. Felipe Massa wants to use both compounds of

:57:48.:57:56.

tyres. He always seems to be on for a good result, but then something

:57:56.:58:02.

weird happens or he gets himself into a bit of a mischief. That is

:58:02.:58:06.

what happens when you are not at the front of the field. Sebastian

:58:06.:58:12.

Vettel leads by 15.8 seconds over Jenson Button. Fernando Alonso his

:58:12.:58:17.

third, and he is 7.5 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton in 4th. It is a

:58:17.:58:26.

tall order for Lewis to make that up. Sadly for him. He is the

:58:26.:58:31.

fastest man on the track without this bit of traffic, but he needs

:58:31.:58:40.

to find his way through. Sebastian Vettel has not been troubled since

:58:40.:58:47.

he retook the lead after Alonso's start. After that, it was really

:58:47.:58:53.

about who could negotiate Michael Schumacher, and particularly the

:58:53.:59:00.

incredible fight between him and Lewis Hamilton that was tough

:59:00.:59:06.

racing in the extreme, no doubt about that. No contact, as it

:59:06.:59:10.

happens. Jenson Button cruised up in the melee and made his way past

:59:10.:59:14.

both of them, and that has made the difference for him. That gave him

:59:14.:59:18.

the chance to take Alonso in that tyre stop phase, and he is

:59:18.:59:23.

comfortably ahead of Hamilton. He didn't drop behind Schumacher again

:59:23.:59:29.

at the next stop. That was a pivotal lap or two. That is what

:59:29.:59:36.

has got him up in a comfortable second place. Another great weekend

:59:36.:59:45.

for Jenson Button. He is a little behind in qualifying, but it hasn't

:59:45.:59:50.

made much of the difference as to who was on pole position. He looked

:59:50.:59:54.

like he was struggling in the early stages of the race, but I suspect

:59:54.:59:59.

he was just keeping his tyres under control, watching the fight in

:59:59.:00:05.

front. You just want to try to keep back in case they get into an

:00:05.:00:10.

incident. He is once again showing, we had the conversation before who

:00:10.:00:16.

is the team leader in Maclaren, and Jenson Button said, I am. Hamilton

:00:16.:00:23.

now has closed the gap to Alonso down to 3.9 seconds. Apparently is

:00:23.:00:27.

in need of some encouragement. I just asked their man in the garage

:00:27.:00:30.

what the plan is now, and he said the plan is to catch Alonso and

:00:30.:00:35.

passed him, we have to encourage him and tell him that he can do it

:00:35.:00:38.

on the radio. After the day that Hamilton has had, apparently he

:00:39.:00:48.

just needs a little pick me up on when he leaves the car about the

:00:48.:00:52.

wheel to wheel action. If you look at Mark Webber, passing on the

:00:52.:00:57.

outside, there is more wheel-to- wheel action. More than I can

:00:57.:01:01.

remember for a long time. The cars are pretty equal. They know they

:01:01.:01:08.

cannot waste a moment. It has made for some incredible race in.

:01:08.:01:14.

what is also interesting, the engineers are really getting to

:01:14.:01:18.

show their decision-making capabilities, with strategy. Who

:01:18.:01:24.

went with short ratios? Mercedes arguably had nothing to lose. They

:01:24.:01:29.

went along and that allows you to Michael Schumacher to do than that

:01:29.:01:32.

position. It would be easy for McLaren to reflect on this and say

:01:32.:01:36.

that they left the ratios too short. It is all about optimising the

:01:36.:01:45.

package. Buemi, too hot into the chicane. Bruno Senna had a better

:01:45.:01:55.
:01:55.:01:56.

exit. But Sebastien Buemi has the turning point. Sensitively

:01:56.:02:03.

realising that he should spin the rear tyres. He almost lost his nose.

:02:03.:02:07.

Surprising how slow the Torro Rosso was. That could be strategy from

:02:07.:02:11.

Sebastien Buemi. Slowing him down before he gets into the second DRS

:02:11.:02:18.

zone. Soft against hard. It has worked well for Buemi. He has

:02:18.:02:27.

broken the zone. Samad, not only has a different car, but he should

:02:27.:02:35.

be eight tenths quicker. -- Bruno Senna. Let us to a run-through of

:02:35.:02:45.
:02:45.:03:21.

these final moments of the Italian eight laps to go. We can catch di

:03:21.:03:29.

Resta as well. Sebastien Buemi is one second a lap slower than the

:03:29.:03:33.

rest of. It looks like it would be quite a bit faster. Especially on

:03:33.:03:40.

those tyres. He might be within the one seconds on. Tardy coming out of

:03:40.:03:46.

the second chicane. He is not going to be in a position to pass the

:03:46.:03:50.

Slapper. He has to take advantage of the different tyres. This is

:03:50.:03:56.

important for Bruno Senna's future. They need to see, if he gets too

:03:56.:03:59.

much on the kerb, he needs to show that team that he is a potential

:03:59.:04:09.

team leader. Perez, who dropped out with transmission problems. Still

:04:09.:04:19.
:04:19.:04:21.

16 runners of the 24 starters. Ricciardo, running 16th. The gap

:04:21.:04:31.
:04:31.:04:36.

between Hamilton and Alonso, 5.2. Will Bruno Senna run out of laps?

:04:36.:04:45.

If he can clear this Torro Rosso, he has a run at Paul di Resta. Paul

:04:45.:04:55.
:04:55.:04:56.

di Resta, doing a tremendous job. He scored again in Germany. Can he

:04:56.:05:06.
:05:06.:05:07.

do again -- can he do the same again for Force India today? Over-

:05:07.:05:17.
:05:17.:05:24.

ambitious towards the first corner moment. But in his lapping him. --

:05:24.:05:31.

he has won. Sebastian Vettel has matching him punch for punch, but

:05:31.:05:37.

Alonso has no answer. In the background there, Hamilton coming

:05:37.:05:47.
:05:47.:05:52.

off others worry. -- Alguersuari. Bruno Senna opening. Does he have

:05:52.:05:57.

the revs and the pace? He goes inside and stays inside. As long as

:05:57.:06:02.

he can keep him on the racetrack. He has better traction on the

:06:02.:06:11.

chicane. His next target is Paul di Resta. 4.3 seconds down. Bruno

:06:11.:06:18.

Senna has a chance. I am surprised that Sebastien Buemi was so

:06:18.:06:28.

compliant. He is racing. Bruno Senna, he gets his tyres dirty. But

:06:28.:06:34.

Sebastien Buemi really lost a lot by lifting out on that straight.

:06:34.:06:41.

think I would have been a miserable so-and-so and held Jenson Button up.

:06:41.:06:46.

If he wants to catch di Resta, that is what he is going to have to do.

:06:46.:06:54.

Sebastien Buemi kind of half defended it. Sebastian Vettel, the

:06:54.:07:04.
:07:04.:07:05.

race leader. Hamilton still catching. This is the venue where

:07:05.:07:13.

Sebastian Vettel won his first Grand Prix. An incredible drive for

:07:13.:07:18.

the Torro Rosso team, who were not really in a position. But using a

:07:18.:07:24.

lot of Red Bull technology at the time. It was a Ferrari engine in

:07:24.:07:28.

the back of it. Wet conditions for qualifying and the race. A little

:07:28.:07:33.

bit like when Ayrton Senna won his first Grand Prix in Estoril and

:07:33.:07:43.
:07:43.:07:46.

signalled to the world. "I am here." He might be thanking Michael

:07:46.:07:51.

Schumacher for making them work extra hard today. There is an event

:07:51.:07:55.

at the end of the season called race the champions and they are

:07:55.:08:00.

paired off together as teen Germany. Annoyingly, they have won it for

:08:00.:08:08.

the last few seasons as team Germany.

:08:08.:08:16.

I do not think he has opened his DRS all day, Sebastian Vettel.

:08:16.:08:24.

Great overtaken the beginning of the race, Paul di Resta. RADIO:

:08:24.:08:28.

Bruno Senna has passed Sebastien Buemi. We need to push, Paul, but

:08:28.:08:38.
:08:38.:08:39.

we should be safe. He has a 5.5 second advantage. Lewis Hamilton is

:08:39.:08:43.

pursuing. We must not forget that Lewis Hamilton was sleepy on the

:08:43.:08:49.

restart, which allowed Michael past him. I would be interested to know

:08:49.:08:53.

whether he did not realise the safety car was coming in, or

:08:53.:08:56.

something else. They had many settings they need to change on the

:08:56.:09:00.

steering wheel when they are running behind the safety car. They

:09:00.:09:05.

will have all sorts of different things to adjust. Maybe he was

:09:05.:09:09.

looking at his steering wheel and then we had the two front runners,

:09:09.:09:15.

Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel, and he was caught slipping.

:09:15.:09:20.

Could this be the first Renault engine victory since Johnny Herbert

:09:21.:09:30.

won in 1995? Very strong here with Ferrari and McLaren. I was just

:09:30.:09:40.

wondering that. You had a Mercedes engine when you won? Yes. Lot of

:09:40.:09:45.

traffic. Hamilton trying to fight his way through. Buemi ahead of

:09:45.:09:55.
:09:55.:09:56.

them. Between him and his target of a podium. Bruno Senna, closing.

:09:56.:10:01.

Paul di Resta was faster than Bruno Senna on the previous match. --

:10:01.:10:11.
:10:11.:10:12.

previous lap. Alguersuari, not catching and seven. -- in seven.

:10:12.:10:15.

The main fight his Hamilton catching Alonso, that is the real

:10:15.:10:22.

story as we home in on the last three laps. It has been, I think,

:10:22.:10:29.

very interesting Italian Grand Prix. He was caught out completely by

:10:29.:10:35.

that closing speed and locked up his front axle. Sebastien Buemi

:10:35.:10:39.

news over and says, there you go. That is a little strange. It caught

:10:39.:10:44.

Hamilton out. Deals Lewis Hamilton, his hand would have been out the

:10:44.:10:48.

window, waving and being annoyed, but he does not get distracted by

:10:48.:10:55.

that any more. -- the old Lewis Hamilton. His only Focus's Fernando

:10:55.:10:59.

Alonso. I have just popped into Mercedes and they say that Michael

:10:59.:11:03.

is very happy in the car. They say that Michael is taking it to the

:11:03.:11:09.

flak. We saw the championship graphic. Kovalainen and 13th, that

:11:09.:11:13.

is good for Team Lotus. They are top 10 in the can structures

:11:13.:11:19.

championship. -- Constructors' Championship. If it finishes as it

:11:19.:11:26.

is, Sebastian Vettel will be 112 points ahead of Alonso, which will

:11:26.:11:31.

be short of the 125 points that he would need. He will have to go to

:11:31.:11:39.

Japan or career to win the championship. -- Korea. Let us hope

:11:39.:11:43.

he does not win it too quickly to keep the championship alive. We

:11:43.:11:52.

have six more runs out her -- after this race finishes. Some tremendous

:11:52.:11:57.

racetracks to finish the end of the year. Singapore, Japan, Korea,

:11:57.:12:07.
:12:07.:12:08.

India, Abu Dhabi, and then finishing up in Brazil. We are then

:12:08.:12:14.

on the bottom of rap -- penultimate lap of the Grand Prix. Hamilton as

:12:14.:12:19.

a clear picture of his target. The gear box of that Ferrari of

:12:19.:12:29.
:12:29.:12:30.

Fernando Alonso. Struggling to stay within the confines of the corner.

:12:30.:12:40.
:12:40.:12:44.

Hamilton is three-tenths up on the middle sector. Hamilton, six tenths

:12:44.:12:47.

on this latter alone. He is going to be with him right at the end of

:12:47.:12:54.

the Grand Prix. Alonso coming upon traffic, giving him the chance to

:12:54.:13:03.

get into the one second zone and uses the arrests. -- used his a DRS.

:13:03.:13:08.

Look at that, he is tantalisingly close and he will not get the DRS

:13:08.:13:16.

that time. It is not available. The only DRS that is any good to him is

:13:16.:13:26.
:13:26.:13:30.

the exit of the Ascari. 1:26.18. The DRS does not kick in until the

:13:30.:13:34.

race is effectively over. Hamilton, tantalisingly close to the back of

:13:35.:13:44.

the Ferrari. Bruno Senna ahead. Di Resta, he has caught him at a

:13:44.:13:51.

massive rate. Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel was going through the Ascari

:13:51.:13:57.

chicane. Towards the end of the Grand Prix. Alguersuari in front of

:13:57.:14:02.

them for traffic. Look how close Hamilton is. He has the DRS as they

:14:02.:14:09.

head down towards the edge Gary G Cain. -- Ascari chicane. Alonso was

:14:10.:14:16.

really fighting. Hamilton... Sebastian Vettel crosses the line

:14:16.:14:24.

for his 18th Grand Prix victory. Absolutely untroubled here at Monza.

:14:24.:14:30.

Jenson Button will finish second. That will be happening any time now.

:14:30.:14:34.

No chance for Hamilton. The finish line is very soon after the exit of

:14:34.:14:41.

this corner. Alonso on the podium. Lewis Hamilton and forth.

:14:41.:14:51.
:14:51.:14:52.

Alguersuari, di Resta, and Bruno Samad, there battle is over. --

:14:52.:15:02.
:15:02.:15:04.

Bruno Senna. One Red Bull on a home. That is the first time a Red Bull

:15:04.:15:11.

has not finished in the Points since Korea last year. They have

:15:11.:15:19.

not had two cars in the top five all season. RADIO: Fantastic,

:15:19.:15:25.

Sebastian, you have won the Italian Grand Prix. Yes! We did it! Nobody

:15:25.:15:35.
:15:35.:15:40.

can believe that we would still be that Sebastien best -- Sebastian

:15:40.:15:47.

Vettel, bottom and Alonso had shared the podium. He will be

:15:47.:15:53.

feeling pretty good with that 7th place, but anybody who doubted that

:15:53.:15:56.

Sebastian Vettel could raise wheel to wheel, you have got to give it

:15:56.:16:02.

to him today. He was phenomenal on his pass, and he just drove away at

:16:02.:16:07.

the front. No sign of any complaints from the officials about

:16:07.:16:13.

Michael Schumacher's driving, so clearly his subsequent actions on

:16:13.:16:19.

the team's instructions headed that off. I think it was just this side

:16:19.:16:26.

of the line. It was well worth giving his driver a reminder. But

:16:26.:16:36.
:16:36.:17:00.

no reason for them to be outside best result of the season for locus

:17:00.:17:10.

-- Lotus. Daniel Ricciardo did cross the line, but is not a

:17:10.:17:20.
:17:20.:17:22.

classified finisher be behind. A Adrian Sutil and Mark Webber,

:17:22.:17:27.

d'Ambrosio, Petrov Rosberg, all caught up in the first corner

:17:27.:17:35.

incident. In third place, we just saw a great crowd shot there. How

:17:35.:17:39.

will they be feeling? Getting out of this place is a nightmare for

:17:39.:17:47.

everybody. Alonso led into the first corner, but only made it into

:17:47.:17:52.

there line on third. They have had a great day's entertainment. They

:17:52.:17:56.

know Ferrari will not win the championship this year. They had

:17:56.:18:00.

the adrenalin rush at the beginning of the race, but no great surprise

:18:00.:18:05.

that this man is the winner once again. The organised chaos that is

:18:05.:18:13.

getting out of Monza, it will contain plenty of smiles. It is the

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31st podium for Vettel in 75 starts. 18th victory. You have got to start

:18:21.:18:25.

considering this young man and now on the same level as Ayrton Senna

:18:25.:18:34.

or Michael Schumacher, surely. answer locally. Are we witnessing

:18:34.:18:39.

one of the true greats, the legends of the sport? Are always difficult

:18:39.:18:46.

to judge when it is so early in the career. But his results are

:18:46.:18:50.

remarkable. He has proven today that he is a racer, fighting for

:18:51.:18:57.

the victory when he doesn't have to take such risks. He has speed, and

:18:57.:19:04.

great humility. He has a wonderful champion. We need a cross-eyed the

:19:04.:19:14.
:19:14.:19:33.

G on his back - Red Bull gives you with his speed. We could consider

:19:33.:19:40.

him away if sue macro, Alain Prost, Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna, all the

:19:40.:19:50.
:19:50.:20:00.

Not many double winners of the Italian Grand Prix, but he has got

:20:00.:20:09.

that already. And he is such a lovely bloke, a really

:20:09.:20:16.

straightforward lad. The whole family, we saw Papa Vitale their on

:20:16.:20:23.

the screen before hand. Sometimes we can hear some titbits of how

:20:23.:20:31.

they felt it went. They don't know what happened to the other drivers.

:20:31.:20:36.

It amazes me how much they do know, their perception of what was going

:20:36.:20:46.
:20:46.:20:46.

Apology for the loss of subtitles for 51 seconds

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before he puts it on. Attention to red ball representative. Nice from

:21:57.:22:05.

Sebastian Vettel to Alonso, saying, you had me on a great start. The

:22:05.:22:11.

best podium of the year. The and that is why they call him Teflon,

:22:11.:22:18.

everyone just bounces straight off him. For the second time, Sebastien

:22:18.:22:28.
:22:28.:22:28.

Apology for the loss of subtitles for 51 seconds

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Vettel on the top step here in Why do you think he is looking so

:24:26.:24:31.

emotional on this particular victory? It is where he had his

:24:31.:24:37.

first Grand Prix winner, a lot of history on this track. Close to

:24:37.:24:47.
:24:47.:24:51.

tears there. He hoists the trophy aloft. He is unbeatable. And

:24:51.:24:56.

something you said earlier on, I have never subscribed to this

:24:56.:25:05.

concept that he is fast but only from the front. He is good at any

:25:05.:25:13.

place in the field. And the prize there for the constructor. It is

:25:13.:25:18.

Jenson Button on his 38th visit to the podium. He knows what it feels

:25:18.:25:26.

like up there. And once again, the best placed McLaren driver, and he

:25:26.:25:33.

is enjoying it so much, he put the trophy back up again! One of the

:25:33.:25:43.
:25:43.:25:44.

best podiums in Formula One. Being a Ferrari driver, you are already a

:25:44.:25:51.

winner. Look at that celebration, a great moment. I love that image

:25:51.:25:57.

here in Monza. More grand prix tracks, please get the fans below

:25:57.:26:07.
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the podium. And they love Fernando Alonso, despite finishing only

:26:08.:26:18.
:26:18.:26:18.

third today, and they love him. Yet again, a brilliant and faultless

:26:18.:26:24.

performance, Sebastian Vettel wins the Grand Prix. Next time out where

:26:24.:26:28.

in Singapore, but meanwhile, we have a celebration going on here in

:26:28.:26:36.

Monza. Judging by the sound of the crowd, you would have thought that

:26:36.:26:41.

Fernando Alonso had just one that, but it is Sebastian Vettel, three

:26:41.:26:47.

years to the day since he picked up his first winner in Grand Prix. He

:26:47.:26:52.

can't be crowned champion when we had to Singapore in two weeks'. It

:26:52.:26:57.

has been a very special weekend all round for that young man. Yes, and

:26:57.:27:01.

I think the reason he is emotional, at the beginning of the season he

:27:01.:27:05.

would never have put this down as a possible winner. He wouldn't even

:27:05.:27:12.

have done that last week for two weeks ago. I think the team have

:27:12.:27:16.

got this car on a new level, and the rest of the teams need to watch

:27:16.:27:21.

out. And surely that is the greatest podium position in Formula

:27:21.:27:28.

One. People have said that Sebastian Vettel can't overtake, he

:27:28.:27:31.

can't race. But I think he has proved that when he needs to, he

:27:31.:27:40.

can. I don't know where we kick- start these people into, but look

:27:40.:27:50.
:27:50.:27:58.

have been the end of his race, just like Webber. This is bravery at its

:27:58.:28:03.

extreme, and it is fantastic to watch. We spoke before the race

:28:03.:28:07.

about how the car was set up, and we knew he didn't have a top speed

:28:07.:28:12.

advantage, and if he was stuck in traffic, he would not have had the

:28:12.:28:18.

advantage. We are all clutching at straws here, because I think he

:28:18.:28:25.

does have the speed advantage. Look at how he pulled away. Look at how

:28:25.:28:29.

many laps Lewis Hamilton spent behind Alonso, Schumacher,

:28:29.:28:37.

everybody. There is no hiccup in this red bull calf. I cannot see

:28:37.:28:42.

anyone touching him for the remainder of the season. This man

:28:42.:28:47.

is just dominating Formula One at the moment. It is hard when someone

:28:47.:28:51.

is in the middle of their career to ask whether we are seeing a legend

:28:51.:28:59.

being born. How good you think he is? You have to look at the DNA.

:28:59.:29:02.

His junior racing was exemplary. You then see him coming across in a

:29:02.:29:09.

car that has not a hope of winning a race, he did that three years ago

:29:09.:29:13.

with Toro Rosso. Andy has gone on to prove to us each and every time

:29:13.:29:19.

that he is about to emerge. Michael Schumacher needs to go in his

:29:19.:29:22.

rocking chair in time to come and say, good God, there is that

:29:22.:29:29.

Sebastian Vettel, and years now the ninth world champion shop -- he has

:29:29.:29:32.

now won at nine world championships, and everybody thought my seven

:29:32.:29:37.

couldn't be beaten. Well, he looks a long way from the rocking chair

:29:37.:29:42.

at the moment. The home fans have had a fair bit to cheer about, they

:29:42.:29:46.

had a man on the podium, and a great start from Fernando Alonso.

:29:46.:29:52.

This was bravery at its extreme. Lewis doesn't know which way to go.

:29:52.:29:56.

The one thing he doesn't want is a repeat performance with Kobayashi

:29:56.:30:05.

last year. So he let it go. He had a car that let him down, in my view.

:30:05.:30:09.

I don't know what was going on with this car. They seemed to put a

:30:09.:30:13.

Gurney on the rear of the ring, a reverse Gurney which amassed a

:30:13.:30:18.

check-up on what the real value of that is, because it didn't seem to

:30:18.:30:24.

work. And wasn't that special? He stuck his foot on the accelerator

:30:24.:30:28.

and held it there, and he took the lead. His star started to fade

:30:28.:30:38.
:30:38.:30:39.

towards the end, but he took a How nerve-racking were the last few

:30:39.:30:44.

mat -- last few laps? Today, Red Bull were stronger. Congratulations

:30:44.:30:49.

to them. They did an exceptional job. McLaren were strong but we

:30:49.:30:55.

were able to be in front of them. Difficult, a difficult race. I'm

:30:55.:30:58.

sorry for Felipe Massa because without that touch, he could have

:30:58.:31:05.

been there. And did Michael Schumacher do you a favour by

:31:05.:31:13.

holding up a McLaren? He was just doing his race. Well done.

:31:13.:31:17.

Congratulations to Ferrari. You can see the car has been pushed down to

:31:17.:31:21.

the garages. Michael Schumacher, we mentioned in there. A great drive

:31:21.:31:28.

today. He could not retain his body in position. The question everyone

:31:28.:31:30.

in position. The question everyone is asking, did he drive safely and

:31:30.:31:37.

correctly? Let us look at this again. The rules are clear. You

:31:37.:31:43.

cannot move twice. Everyone has the same vision as we have. It is a

:31:43.:31:49.

matter of opinion. I think that it certainly is questionable. There is

:31:49.:31:54.

one, and he comes across. I am sorry, on a particular case, if I

:31:54.:31:58.

was a judge, I would reprimand him. I would want to know why he did it.

:31:58.:32:03.

He will say that he moved on to the racing line but he did move twice.

:32:03.:32:07.

Lewis Hamilton's few of the same incident. Someone came up to me and

:32:07.:32:12.

said "If it was Lewis Hamilton doing those moves, he would have

:32:12.:32:17.

been up before the FIA." Let us not get into that. We do not want to

:32:17.:32:22.

get into the realm of paranoia. Yes, Lewis Hamilton seems to think he is

:32:22.:32:27.

victimised. But here is a situation, we know how hard Michael Schumacher

:32:27.:32:34.

races. In the old days, when you passed him, then you knew what you

:32:34.:32:42.

were into -- then you knew what you were in for. We are expecting a

:32:42.:32:45.

little bit of Ross Brawn talking to Michael Schumacher but we could not

:32:45.:32:50.

hear from them. We heard from him during the race, he was the man

:32:50.:32:53.

charged with selling Michael Schumacher to watch is driving

:32:53.:33:00.

around the chicane. Let us hear around the chicane. Let us hear

:33:00.:33:03.

from them. -- hear from them. entertaining race. Take us through

:33:03.:33:12.

it. Deeply disappointed at the start, because we had a different

:33:12.:33:16.

approach with Nico Rosberg. It would have been interesting to see

:33:16.:33:20.

what could have happened with that. That was frustrating, but Michael

:33:20.:33:23.

drove a fantastic race. We do not drove a fantastic race. We do not

:33:23.:33:27.

have the fastest car, but he drove a fantastic race. The last couple

:33:27.:33:30.

of races, we have seen all the things that we know about Michael

:33:30.:33:36.

Schumacher. They played your instructions to him on the team

:33:36.:33:45.

radio. Charlie Whiting had a word with you, too, and down? Yes, -- to

:33:45.:33:49.

calm him down. Yes, they were asking us to be more careful. It is

:33:49.:33:53.

a balance between racing and not overstepping the mark. Charlie

:33:53.:33:59.

asked us to make sure he left room for Lewis. Great racing, fantastic.

:33:59.:34:06.

Really exciting. What happened in the end? Did Michael go wide? He

:34:06.:34:14.

seems to let Lewis Baston. -- let Lewis pass him. He hit the limiter

:34:14.:34:20.

and had a slow gear change. He missed a gear change. It would have

:34:20.:34:24.

been interesting to see how long that would have gone on. But a

:34:24.:34:30.

that would have gone on. But a little mistake let him through.

:34:30.:34:34.

Plenty of entertainment for Ross Brawn. Plenty of entertainment for

:34:34.:34:39.

these fans. All things considered, considering we were talking about

:34:39.:34:42.

the DRS, is it too much, we ended up with the race that was pretty

:34:42.:34:50.

interesting. It is usually interesting but it was frustrating

:34:50.:34:54.

that Sebastian Vettel was on a different planet. If you cannot

:34:54.:34:58.

have a fight at the front, it is good to have a race all the way

:34:58.:35:06.

back. We saw a dish worry, and di Resta, but at the front, Sebastian

:35:06.:35:11.

Vettel did a good job. He was in a league of his own. It was a shame

:35:11.:35:18.

it was so one-sided, the McLaren drivers, interesting to see them

:35:18.:35:27.

looking kg. That is not their natural position. Who is the team

:35:27.:35:35.

leader, said Jenson Button? I and the team leader, he said. Lewis

:35:36.:35:39.

Hamilton thinks he is also the team leader, but he was making his point.

:35:39.:35:48.

He is the boss, and he demonstrated that today. These guys spend a lot

:35:48.:35:52.

of money coming to these races and all they were given today was

:35:52.:36:01.

really special. Nobody could touch Sebastian Vettel. Let us hear from

:36:01.:36:07.

them. A great win. Made possible by that

:36:07.:36:13.

overtake. Some tears on the podium? Yes, very emotional. This circuit

:36:13.:36:19.

means a lot to me and it has been very special. One across the line,

:36:19.:36:24.

I remembered every single bed. The podium is unbelievable, when you

:36:24.:36:31.

stand up there. You feel so blessed, because it does not happen to so

:36:31.:36:38.

many people. Coming all the way, it is filled with people. It is

:36:38.:36:46.

unbelievable. The circuit has been tough for us, to be competitive. To

:36:46.:36:51.

come back this year, really, the car was amazing in qualifying. Even

:36:51.:36:57.

better in the race. The start was not that good, I do not know where

:36:57.:37:02.

Fernando was coming from. It took me a while to understand that there

:37:02.:37:08.

was three of us alongside one another. He did not give me much

:37:08.:37:12.

room to pass him. I do not know if he believed I was on that side. I

:37:12.:37:17.

was on the grass, but it was just enough. Very enjoyable. After that,

:37:17.:37:23.

the car was fantastic. It was a great race for us. 150 years of

:37:23.:37:28.

Italy, it makes it special for the people here. Thank you to the fans.

:37:28.:37:33.

Obviously, all the Italian people were cheering more last time, but

:37:33.:37:41.

yeah, it is very special to me. Jenson, you apprise you battle with

:37:41.:37:47.

Fernando, but you come out in front. -- You Read Prize to you're battle.

:37:47.:37:56.

It was fun, fighting with Lewis, Michael and Fernando. It was a good

:37:56.:38:00.

race. It was always going to be very difficult. We were in 7th at

:38:00.:38:10.
:38:10.:38:11.

one point. But a lot of fun. The atmosphere here is fantastic. It is

:38:11.:38:15.

electric. Another good race, and we just have to get everything

:38:15.:38:20.

together on race weekend. Hopefully we will be challenging Red Bull and

:38:20.:38:26.

Sebastien. Great job by the whole team. You said before the race,

:38:26.:38:30.

Fernando, but the start would be crucial. Have you ever had a better

:38:30.:38:35.

start than that? We have had some good starts in the last couple of

:38:35.:38:45.
:38:45.:38:46.

Grand Prixs. Standing in six, there is no room to overtake. There was

:38:46.:38:56.

the feeling of a good start. We maximised the potential in our

:38:56.:39:03.

start, and we were leading the race. But obviously, we were not

:39:03.:39:07.

competitive enough to fight for victory, so we tried to manage the

:39:08.:39:12.

podium possibility. I was very close at the end, but it was a

:39:12.:39:19.

fantastic race. A fantastic feeling. As Sebastian mentioned, up here in

:39:19.:39:28.

Monza, the fans are very passionate, with their emotions. Well done to

:39:28.:39:32.

the whole team. It was a stressful weekend with lots of pressure for

:39:32.:39:40.

them. I think we managed to the race in the best situation possible.

:39:40.:39:46.

-- managed the race. With Mark Webber retiring, and McLaren behind

:39:46.:39:50.

us, I think it is a great achievement. Before the race, the

:39:50.:39:54.

talk was of the gamble you're taking on the given. You must be

:39:54.:39:58.

concerned when you found yourself behind Fernando. -- on the Deering.

:39:58.:40:08.

I do not think we to Kenny gambles. The gears were probably shorter

:40:08.:40:16.

than the rest of the field. -- took any gambles. We cannot use the

:40:16.:40:21.

speed. Before the race, we were pretty confident. We were not

:40:21.:40:27.

afraid of these ers -- afraid of the DRS zones. I think it worked

:40:27.:40:33.

fantastically well. We were able to pass Fernanda without that ers. But

:40:33.:40:37.

even with that, it would have been more comfortable later. All in all,

:40:37.:40:43.

I think we did the right thing. It was a great race car with great

:40:43.:40:50.

speed. I think that he rain was just right. -- the Deering.

:40:50.:40:54.

message from Red Bull, told you so. message from Red Bull, told you so.

:40:54.:40:58.

Sebastian Vettel, 25 points once again. The drivers battle, this is

:40:58.:41:03.

how it looks. Fernando Alonso finishing on the podium. Michael

:41:03.:41:13.
:41:13.:41:14.

Schumacher involved in a great battle. Felipe Massa finished 6th.

:41:15.:41:18.

Pastor Maldonado was running high for a time. Finishing just outside

:41:18.:41:26.

the points. Heikki Kovalainen's best finish of the season. And the

:41:26.:41:30.

guys they did not finish. Most of this caused by the man who started

:41:30.:41:35.

slipping around at the very beginning and ended up crashing

:41:35.:41:39.

into two cars. Nico Rosberg in the middle of that thanks to Liuzzi

:41:39.:41:46.

taking them out. And this is how would looks in the driver's

:41:46.:41:56.
:41:56.:42:11.

Sebastian Vettel could be the champion. Red Bull, as far as the

:42:11.:42:17.

Constructors' Championship are Constructors' Championship are

:42:17.:42:19.

concerned, are very close. Christian Horner joins us,

:42:19.:42:23.

alongside David Coulthard. Congratulations. Once again, it was

:42:23.:42:29.

a good and bad day. Talking about the goods. Was the plan to run and

:42:29.:42:36.

hide with Sebastian Vettel? He has been unbelievable. It has been a

:42:36.:42:41.

fantastic race. Anyone who thinks he cannot overtake, he completely

:42:41.:42:46.

disproved that. Unbelievable to win in Monza. We did not expect that

:42:46.:42:51.

result. It was a dominant driver of. I am curious to know, how we deal

:42:51.:42:56.

with mixed emotions? Sebastian is getting closer to the world

:42:56.:42:59.

championships, but Mark Webber, that incident at the Parabolica a,

:42:59.:43:09.
:43:09.:43:10.

do you let them take some time? They are both mature guys. I think

:43:10.:43:13.

they put it into perspective. We lost a team member earlier this

:43:13.:43:20.

week after a brave fight against cancer. That kind of thing has put

:43:20.:43:24.

things into perspective. This result, we would like to dedicate

:43:24.:43:31.

that to her and her family. Our guys, they're both fighters. Mark,

:43:31.:43:36.

he will be disappointed and frustrated but he will bounce back.

:43:36.:43:38.

He is determined to get back to winning ways and hopefully he can

:43:38.:43:44.

do that in the near future. Earlier on, I said that if you were to pick

:43:44.:43:49.

out two races that you were least likely to win, it would be Spa and

:43:49.:43:54.

Monza. When did the development start to turn this around? We put a

:43:54.:43:59.

lot of effort into this package for Monza. The aerodynamic guys and the

:43:59.:44:09.

design guys have done a great job. It is testimony to that hard work

:44:09.:44:13.

that we have managed to come here and be quick at the two races and

:44:13.:44:17.

won them both. On paper, they should have been our worst.

:44:17.:44:21.

your job now is to come Sebastian Vettel down to do the business in

:44:21.:44:26.

Singapore. And Brad PUP Mark Webber. We will look at the incident ended

:44:26.:44:30.

his race. What would you be saying to him after he had another

:44:30.:44:37.

struggle? We have the incident at the first corner, and he lost his

:44:37.:44:42.

wing. He was trying to get back to their pits. It was just unfortunate.

:44:42.:44:46.

He knew he needed to make ground quickly. He came from a long way

:44:46.:44:52.

back. He went to the outside, and it was very tight. He ran out of

:44:52.:44:58.

room. It was a racing incident. There is no way through on that

:44:58.:45:03.

outside corner. I think you are relying on Felipe Massa to be co-

:45:03.:45:08.

operative, which he does not need to be. It is a racing incident.

:45:08.:45:13.

Congratulations today. Send our condolences to Aaron's family on

:45:13.:45:23.
:45:23.:45:24.

One man who was desperate to be on that podium but couldn't quite do

:45:24.:45:32.

it was Lewis Hamilton. Let's hear from him. Lewis, from three abreast

:45:32.:45:37.

at the start, to just missing out. Was this a great race, or a missed

:45:37.:45:45.

opportunity? It was a great race. I got some point and I finished.

:45:45.:45:55.

much happened. Tell us about the restart. Michael was on the outside

:45:55.:45:58.

of me, so I was looking at him in my mirrors, and then before I knew

:45:58.:46:06.

it, the guys had gone. I missed an opportunity to slipstream Sebastien,

:46:06.:46:11.

but once I finally got past, I was able to chase them down, and I had

:46:11.:46:19.

fun chasing Fernando. Did you think that Michael Schumacher's racing

:46:19.:46:27.

was all clean and fair? At one point he were on the grass. It was

:46:27.:46:35.

fine. And do you think he adhered to the rules? Sure. And going into

:46:35.:46:40.

the next long-haul? Yes, I am looking forward to the next couple

:46:40.:46:47.

of races, when we go away overseas. It is going to be exciting, we have

:46:47.:46:51.

six races left, we will continue to push, and I hope we are able to get

:46:51.:46:56.

a couple more wins for the team. Were you racing the wrong team in

:46:56.:47:03.

some way today? We focusing on Red Bull? We weren't focusing on anyone.

:47:03.:47:08.

That was as fast as we could go. We just lost a little bit on the

:47:08.:47:11.

straights, that is why I couldn't pass Michael. But otherwise it was

:47:11.:47:18.

pretty good. Lewis not being drawn there on the

:47:18.:47:26.

Michael Schumacher situation. Very restrained. We are used to

:47:26.:47:33.

sundering guts from Lois, and we didn't see that today. -- thunder

:47:33.:47:43.
:47:43.:47:46.

and guts. I felt it was a much more controlled. You cannot have Mona

:47:46.:47:51.

when he is full of beans, and then complain he is lacklustre when he

:47:51.:47:59.

is in control. I didn't say that! So, Lewis was being very well

:48:00.:48:05.

behaved. Was sue macro? I think he pushed the boundaries, as he always

:48:05.:48:11.

has done. Lowest Mader the move, and Michael turned up early to

:48:11.:48:21.

defend it. And, you know, the rules are very clear. We saw him cried

:48:21.:48:25.

Rubens Barrichello towards the wall in Hungary last year, and I think

:48:25.:48:31.

that was potentially another one of those situations. You don't often

:48:31.:48:38.

hear Ross Brawn telling him. Here is the second chicane, and getting

:48:38.:48:46.

out of it. It was a great race in the end. I don't think it needs to

:48:46.:48:52.

go to the stewards, but that is absolutely on the limit. What would

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you have done if you were the team boss? We know what to expect from

:48:57.:49:03.

Michael. He is a tough campaigner and always has been. But I gather

:49:03.:49:07.

what would have happened is that if the team reported it to the

:49:07.:49:12.

stewards, particularly Charlie Whiting initially, and they would

:49:12.:49:18.

have taken a look. Very clearly, it is not the Engineer who was talking

:49:18.:49:23.

to Michael, it is Ross Brawn. So that is the significant difference

:49:23.:49:29.

for me. You know you are being told what to do. It is a coded message

:49:29.:49:34.

not to do that again will we will get a penalty. I think that is why

:49:34.:49:39.

Ross did it, because it was that serious. So when you heard from

:49:39.:49:47.

Eddie, you knew it was serious? tried not to hear from Eddie.

:49:48.:49:52.

was a fantastic start. He was always potentially gain to end up

:49:52.:49:58.

with that result. He doesn't need to get involved in that. We are

:49:58.:50:02.

celebrating what a great racing driver, what a great racing season

:50:02.:50:08.

he is having. It is a shame. Perhaps we should still celebrate

:50:08.:50:11.

the fact that it was a great drive by Michael Schumacher. He finished

:50:11.:50:19.

in 5th. Here is his take. Michael, another great start. Indeed, yes.

:50:19.:50:24.

It was a fun afternoon. Tell us about the battle with Lewis

:50:24.:50:28.

Hamilton. He was saying on his radio, one move. Was your racing

:50:29.:50:34.

clean and fair? I think so. I felt that I did exactly what I was

:50:34.:50:38.

supposed to do, and as far as I was concerned, there was no request for

:50:38.:50:45.

me to see the stewards, so I guess all is in order. At some point, you

:50:45.:50:51.

were running in a good position. Where was that lost? I think the

:50:51.:50:55.

start was tremendous, and that is where we sort of picked up the

:50:55.:50:59.

positions, but it was a kind of dream to stay, but the dream

:50:59.:51:04.

becomes reality when you start racing these guys, and they are

:51:04.:51:12.

just enough quick to pass. Even with only 20 laps to go, Lewis was

:51:12.:51:16.

able to pull a gap of 15 seconds, so you can see that the speed of

:51:16.:51:20.

the car is unfortunately quick enough that we can't really keeping

:51:20.:51:26.

behind us. The last couple of races would indicate that it is coming

:51:26.:51:30.

together at Mercedes. It is certainly the nature of the track

:51:30.:51:38.

here. It is the major point why we look better. But we keep on

:51:38.:51:41.

improving, and we will hopefully improve a bit further for the next

:51:41.:51:47.

coming races. Hopefully we can at least get closer to the front. It

:51:47.:51:54.

is certainly more fun to be where we are now than where we have been.

:51:54.:51:58.

After the Hungarian Grand Prix, he wasn't a very apologetic for his

:51:58.:52:02.

driving, and a couple of races later he apologised. Perhaps he

:52:02.:52:10.

will look back at the Tate? I don't think so. That is his style. And I

:52:10.:52:13.

would prefer him to drive for the authority and aggression, because

:52:13.:52:17.

for the last year prior to this, we didn't always see it, and I have

:52:18.:52:23.

seen an emerging, new Michael Schumacher. One man who has asked

:52:23.:52:26.

for aggression from the team is Bruno Senna. I don't think they

:52:26.:52:33.

will be hard on you tonight. You had a strong race pace. It was a

:52:33.:52:37.

good race. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time on the first

:52:37.:52:45.

corner. It wasted all my hard work in qualifying. But the team did a

:52:45.:52:53.

good strategy, and that was that. We were fighting for positions

:52:53.:52:57.

right from the back, and got into the points, so that is a good

:52:57.:53:03.

feeling. I would like to know, you have driven for one of the new

:53:03.:53:08.

teams, and you are now with that the more established teams. We're

:53:08.:53:12.

trying to find out what is it required, the teams used to drive

:53:12.:53:16.

for, how will they get to where you are now? I think they have to grow

:53:16.:53:24.

a lot. Experience counts for a lot in this sport. For the drivers, it

:53:24.:53:29.

is important to be able to have a car that shows the potential. So

:53:29.:53:34.

being here in this team makes me be able to have some strong races, and

:53:34.:53:41.

hopefully a nice platform for the future. Bruno, I said during the

:53:41.:53:44.

commentary that this is your chance to show Renault Europe potential

:53:44.:53:51.

team leader in the future, so you needed to write his well. -- you

:53:52.:53:58.

are a potential team leader. Tour Carson through these images. --

:53:58.:54:04.

talk us through these images. was very fast on the straights. I

:54:04.:54:11.

had to take Parabolica absolutely perfectly. I was behind for a long

:54:11.:54:19.

time. It was good fun. But if I had a bit more free air, maybe I would

:54:19.:54:25.

have got another few points. But I am happy we managed to get into the.

:54:25.:54:31.

Today. Can you believe your luck? It was only two weeks ago that you

:54:31.:54:36.

were sitting thinking you might not get another drive this year, and

:54:36.:54:40.

now here you are. You have raced at Monza, and picked up some points.

:54:40.:54:45.

You are right back in the heart of Formula One, having been absolutely

:54:45.:54:53.

nowhere. Some guys need a break, as well. In a very short time, I was

:54:53.:54:57.

competing with much more experienced drivers. Being

:54:57.:55:01.

competitive was never a problem, but get into Formula One was very

:55:01.:55:07.

difficult, and everybody knows how difficult it is to get in. I hope

:55:07.:55:12.

that I can go in there and stay here. You have a couple more races

:55:12.:55:16.

and then we are back to your home town in Brazil. What is that going

:55:16.:55:21.

to be like for you? Last year was absolutely amazing there. It was

:55:22.:55:30.

the first time I raced in Brazil. It was a super special race. People

:55:30.:55:32.

gave me so much energy, and I couldn't believe how much

:55:32.:55:37.

difference that makes, because I had never been there. Been there

:55:37.:55:42.

with this car, that will be a great experience. I hope that my heart

:55:42.:55:46.

can take it! We hope our hearts can take it! It has been great watching

:55:46.:55:53.

you, thank you very much. Bruno finishes in the points, and just in

:55:53.:56:00.

front of him, Paul di Resta. Here is Paul's take on today's Grand

:56:01.:56:05.

Prix. Let's talk about the start, you managed to keep out of all of

:56:05.:56:13.

the chaos that you saw. Yes, my launch wasn't very good, but the

:56:13.:56:20.

pre-launch was quite good. I saw a Williams lunch on the inside of me,

:56:20.:56:25.

but there was no way to avoid it, and I had to go across the chicane,

:56:25.:56:31.

but from there, I was just unlucky at the restart, and had to back out

:56:31.:56:35.

of the tangle. Just through Webber losing his front wing and being in

:56:35.:56:40.

the wrong place at the wrong time. But we extracted as much as we

:56:40.:56:44.

could from what we had with the tyre strategy. The Ferrari was a

:56:44.:56:50.

bit quicker. We have taken a few points. It is good for the

:56:50.:56:57.

constructors Championship, we have overtaken Sauber. And you were told

:56:57.:57:02.

on your team radio to keep pushing? Were worth. We had a little in

:57:02.:57:05.

reserve, and the team were keeping me up to date, but it would have

:57:05.:57:13.

been tough had it been any longer. But we will put our heads down,

:57:13.:57:18.

show a bit of downforce, and I am quite happy going into it, and hope

:57:18.:57:27.

that we can put up a fight. Well done. Thank you.

:57:27.:57:30.

On the way into the European leg this year, we said that Paul was

:57:30.:57:37.

the best rookie out there. Do you maintain that? Unquestionably. He

:57:37.:57:43.

has been able to consistently about qualifying the others. He is the

:57:43.:57:48.

guy that you would maybe expect would make a mistake, because of

:57:48.:57:54.

his inexperience. He has been in touring cars, so this shows he has

:57:54.:58:01.

the talent. When he was team mates with Sebastian Vatel in if Formula

:58:01.:58:09.

Three, he was able to beat him. -- Sebastien Vettel. Perez has been a

:58:09.:58:13.

remarkable rookie as well, so we have been very fortunate this year.

:58:13.:58:21.

There has been very little between them. I think that Paul just edges

:58:21.:58:26.

it for me. Let's talk about a man who isn't a rookie, but looks to

:58:26.:58:31.

make a real Rocky at the start of the race. We were lucky that

:58:31.:58:38.

everybody hopped out of their car's OK after this one. We are getting

:58:38.:58:43.

some jumpy images, but look, he went really wide and got a wheel on

:58:43.:58:49.

the grass. He was probably thinking he could make some places, but

:58:49.:58:53.

skids on the grass and goes right through. He would have known he was

:58:53.:59:01.

going to collect some cars, and a fragment of time in which he was

:59:01.:59:06.

one of the lead cars. He took a straight line down into the first

:59:06.:59:12.

corner, goes to the outside of the Renault 4 -- and then he got a

:59:12.:59:18.

double hit. Would have been great for indoor pinball, but not good

:59:18.:59:24.

for Formula One. When Cup as a bouncing over the grass, usually

:59:24.:59:32.

they take off. -- when cars are bouncing. We should be very

:59:32.:59:38.

grateful that we didn't have a very serious impact. I am well impressed

:59:38.:59:45.

at the way the car has behaved here. Had he hit the kerb, it would have

:59:45.:59:50.

been a different accident. We had a sports car take off through their

:59:50.:59:57.

because he hit that kerb, and he flew some distance. That was an

:59:57.:00:03.

unfortunate incident, but we were unlucky. Another man with a bit of

:00:03.:00:09.

an issue was Felipe Massa. He ended up back to front. This just wasn't

:00:09.:00:15.

happening for him. In many ways, it seems to be the same for Felipe

:00:16.:00:23.

Massa and Ferrari as for Webber and Red Bull. They have been able to

:00:23.:00:29.

win the Grand Prix in the past, but for whatever reason, there just are

:00:29.:00:39.
:00:39.:00:39.

not delivering that last little bit. Let us start at the beginning. That

:00:39.:00:45.

tangle with Mark Webber. I was in front of him on the second corner.

:00:45.:00:52.

He tried to pass. He could not, so I broke later. I was in front of

:00:52.:00:58.

him and he touched me. I spun. Nothing to say about that. He

:00:58.:01:05.

pushed me out. It was unfortunate, because I lost all the

:01:05.:01:09.

possibilities. You work your way back up a bit, but as always, as

:01:09.:01:14.

often happens with you, sometimes you a further forward and yet when

:01:14.:01:18.

the chequered flag falls, you're not in that position. Paddy-field

:01:18.:01:26.

today? Unlucky. -- How do you feel today. I'm not very happy because

:01:26.:01:34.

of that. We need to concentrate and work hard to be starting and

:01:34.:01:40.

finishing in the right position. That is not happening. Time running

:01:40.:01:44.

out for Felipe Massa. The time not running out for Sebastian Vettel.

:01:44.:01:48.

He has plenty of races to try and become the World Champion. It could

:01:48.:01:56.

happen at Singapore. For the championship, and keeping the

:01:56.:02:00.

excitement alive, I hope that is not the case. I wish him the best,

:02:00.:02:04.

but mathematically, best to keep the championship alive. What is the

:02:04.:02:08.

chance of him being beaten at this stage? It is really nil. The

:02:08.:02:13.

bookies are paying out dividends. If they are not, they should be.

:02:13.:02:16.

This has been a remarkable season. On the back of what he did last

:02:16.:02:20.

year, we are looking at a remarkable young man who is

:02:20.:02:23.

particularly nice and deserves all the accolades he is getting. His

:02:23.:02:28.

just reward will be this new championship. I hope it is over

:02:28.:02:32.

sooner rather than later. If he is able to win it, good for him.

:02:32.:02:38.

wins it, he deserves it. Relive the race on the highlight show tonight

:02:38.:02:41.

race on the highlight show tonight on BBC Three from 7:00pm. More

:02:41.:02:46.

sporting action as well today on the BBC. The final day, live from

:02:46.:02:50.

the Royal Aberdeen club of the Walker Cup. Also, MotoGP action

:02:51.:02:57.

coming next Sunday at 12:30pm. We're back in two weeks' time for

:02:57.:03:01.

We're back in two weeks' time for the Singapore Grand Prix. It will

:03:01.:03:05.

be pretty special, I think. David Coulthard, thank you very much.

:03:05.:03:09.

Eddie Jordan, thank you very much. Joined us on the Red Button right

:03:09.:03:13.

Jake Humphrey introduces coverage of the Italian Grand Prix, with commentary from Martin Brundle and David Coulthard. Reigning champion Sebastian Vettel is the runaway leader in this year's drivers' championship and the German will relish a return to the famous Monza track, which was the scene of his first victory in Formula 1 in 2008. It was a momentous occasion as Vettel, then 21, became the youngest-ever driver to win a Formula 1 race and it was a maiden victory for Toro Rosso.


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