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Vettel charges to his second Italian victory
Sunday 11th September 2011, 14:34
Sebastian Vettel took Red Bull's first victory at the Italian GP, his second, to further extend his championship lead to 284 points.
The German didn't have the best start after Fernando Alonso, who finally finished third, jumped from fourth to first by the first turn, but was defenseless against the Red Bull as Vettel made a stunning move around the outside into turn three on lap five after a brief safety car period.
Jenson Button finished second with his teammate in fourth. Lewis Hamilton's race was hampered when he got stuck behind Michael Schumacher for half of the race.
Toro Rosso enjoyed a double points finish with Jaime Alguersuari in P7, Sebastian Buemi in P10, split by Paul di Resta and Bruno Senna - the Brazilian picking up his first Formula 1 points.
Italian GP Results:
Pos Driver Team Gap Pts 01. S. Vettel Red Bull 25 02. J. Button McLaren +9.5 18 03. F. Alonso Ferrari +16.9 15 04. L. Hamilton McLaren +17.4 12 05. M. Schumacher Mercedes +32.6 10 06. F. Massa Ferrari +42.9 8 07. J. Alguersuari Toro Rosso +1 lap 6 08. P. di Resta Force India +1 lap 4 09. B. Senna Renault +1 lap 2 10. S. Buemi Toro Rosso +1 lap 1 11. P. Maldonado Williams +1 lap 12. R. Barrichello Williams +1 lap 13. H. Kovalainen Team Lotus +2 laps 14. J. Trulli Team Lotus +2 laps 15. T. Glock Virgin +2 laps 16. D. Ricciardo HRT +2 laps 17. S. Perez Sauber Retired 18. K. Kobayashi Sauber Retired 19. A. Sutil Force India Retired 20. M. Webber Red Bull Retired 21. J. d'Ambrosio Virgin Retired 22. V. Petrov Renault Retired 23. N. Rosberg Mercedes Retired 24. V. Liuzzi HRT Retired
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