Italian GP: Vettel 1

Now that was super exciting! What an amazingly bizarre grid qualifying at Monza has left us with for tomorrow’s race. I don’t think I’m going to be able to sleep tonight just thinking about what’s going to happen.

Anyway, I’ll try and calm down a bit.

Sebastian Vettel drove super well and showed the big guns the way home today, setting quick times in all three quali sessions and ending with his first ever pole position.

McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen  looks set for a cracking race tomorrow however, as it should be drier than today so the MP4-23 will be considerably quicker than Vettel’s STR (or will it?).

Then Mark Webber’s Red Bull is in third, followed by another Red Bull car, Sebastian Bourdais’ STR.

And what of Hamilton, Raikkonen and Massa? What of them indeed. Lewis made a confusing error and chose to go out in Q2 on intermediate tyres, and that coupled with a seeming lack of confidence, his car just plain didn’t work.

Kimi’s in 14th so he had a shocker also, but Felipe faired considerably better up in 6th. If he stays ahead of Lewis by the end of the race, he’ll be setting himself up well for the championship.

So, it’s sure to be interesting tomorrow, let us know what you think.

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