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Vettel in maiden win at Monza

Toro Rosso's Sebastian Vettel took full advantage of his first pole position to win the Italian Grand prix in yet another thrilling F1 race.

Vettel got pole in a dramatic qualifying and I thought he would probably not win the race but he controlled the race from start to finish to hand his team its first win and also be the youngest driver to win a F1 race.

Vettel has been driving very well over the last four races but I never thought he would win a race this season but with the leading drivers Lewis Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen all qualifying in the double digits and only Massa on sixth, Vettel had a good cushion and he used it to good effect.

It wasn't all that bad for McLaren with Heikki Kovalainen finishing second and to finish off the podium places was BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica.

If there has been ever a good chance to get a podium finish for former champion Fernando Alonso this season I think this was it but he could only get fourth but at least he finished ahead of Hamilton who finished in seventh place.

The other BMW Sauber car of Nick Heidfeld finished fifth just ahead of Felipe Massa who finished sixth.

Massa's fifth finish ahead of Hamilton meant that he closed the gap on Hamilton to just a single point. I think this was probably another chance lost by Massa to at least catch Hamilton but Hamilton himself drove very well especially considering that he started 15th on the grid.

Massa on the other hand started sixth and finish sixth and therefore did not improve on his grid position when I expected that he would.

In the final points place Mark Webber who denied Raikkonen a chance for points. Webber had actually qualified third and therefore he slipped five places but at least he got a point.

This was the last race in Europe this season and I am looking forward to the first race under lights in Singapore in a fortnight.

After all the debate and discussion about night racing it is now here with us and I hope it will be an exciting race in Singapore.

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