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French Grand Prix
Monza, 12-14 September

The Italian Grand Prix starts behind the safety car

Heavy rainfall forces the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to start behind the safety car, with Germany's Sebastian Vettel of Toro Rosso in pole

Sebastian Vettel

Vettel, at 21 years and 73 days the youngest pole sitter in F1 history, leads out the pack behind the safety car

Fernando Alonso

Former world champion Fernando Alonso carefully picks his way through the circuit with visibility a real issue for the drivers

Lewis Hamilton tries to catch Kimi Raikkonen

Reigning champion Kimi Raikkonen starts one place ahead of Britain's Lewis Hamilton in 14th and Hamilton looks to pass his rival early on

Heikki Kovalainen

Hamilton's McLaren team-mate Heikki Kovalainen struggles with the standing water and cuts a corner before returning to the track

Sebastian Vettel

The drivers start on full wet tyres but as the rain subsides they move to intermediates and Vettel begins to pull away from Kovalainen

Sebastian Vettel

With many of those around him struggling to deal with the changing conditions, Vettel drives a masterful race and increases his lead

Lewis Hamilton

Bidding to strengthen his lead in the championship, Hamilton drives an aggressive race and moves up to second before his first pit stop

Nick Heidfeld and Lewis Hamilton

Soon after refuelling, Hamilton is forced to switch from full wet to intermediate tires and can only fight his way into seventh place

Sebastian Vetter

Having barely put a foot wrong throughout a testing race, Vettel comes through for his and the Toro Rosso team's maiden F1 victory

Sebastian Vettel

Victory is sweet for Vettel, who becomes the youngest grand prix winner in Formula One history

Heikki Kovalainen, Sebastian Vettel and Robert Kubica

Kovalainen finishes, as he started, in second with BMW's Robert Kubica coming from 11th to take third with a fine drive

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