Vettel charges to his second Italian victory

11 September 2011  | M

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.

For a full race report, check out our live text commentary here.

Italian GP Results:

01. S. Vettel Red Bull
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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