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Italian Grand Prix 2007
Monza, 7-9 September, 2007
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Ferrari fans wait for the start of the Italian Grand Prix at Monza

Ferrari fans are out in force for their home Grand Prix, but it is McLaren's Fernando Alonso who sits on pole

Fernando Alonso leads round the first corner from Lewis Hamilton (right) and Felipe Massa

And Alonso leads round the first corner but the real drama is behind where Ferrari's Felipe Massa is pushing Lewis Hamilton

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton cuts the first corner at Monza

Massa clips Hamilton and sends him across the corner, but the British driver retains his second place despite further pressure

The safety car leads Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa round the first chicane

David Coulthard crashes out at Curva Grande after his front wing splits bringing the safety car out for the first time

Nico Rosberg leads Jenson Button

Further down the field, Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button are enjoying a titanic tussle for seventh spot

Ferrari fans at Monza

But there is disappointment for the Ferrari supporters when Massa retires after just nine laps with suspension problems

Kimi Raikkonen driving round Monza

However, Kimi Raikkonen's one-stop strategy allows him to take second when Hamilton pits for a second time

Lewis Hamilton driving at Monza

But the British driver pulls off a remarkable overtaking move at the end of the start-finish straight to regain second

Fernando Alonso

Fernando Alonso is untroubled though as he cruises to his fourth victory of the season from team-mate Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton (left) congratulates Fernando Alonso

And Hamilton is the first to congratulate Alonso despite the Spaniard cutting his world championship lead to three points

Fernando Alonso (centre) is joined by Lewis Hamilton (left) and Kimi Raikkonen on the podium

Raikkonen takes third to keep his feint title hopes alive, although Massa's appear to be over after another failure


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