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Italian Grand Prix as it happened


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By Mark Orlovac

1459: It's time to love you and leave you. Stick around for the rest of the F1 Forum on the Red Button and at the top of the page. All the reaction from the race will appear on the website throughout the afternoon. Thanks very much for your company and all of your messages. Apologies that I could not use them all. I'll be back in two weeks time as the world of F1 moves to Singapore. Can't wait. I'm now going to get on to Sarah Holt about those Ferrari pants. Take care.

McLaren's Jenson Button (2nd): "I had high downforce and it was very tricky to hold off the challenges. It's hard to see how close people are in your mirrors around here, so I was watching on the TV screens to see how close he was behind. I was pretty happy with the car but when I exited the pits I had very little grip on the front tyres - there was a bit of shuddering. But second is a great result and good points."

Race winner Fernando Alonso: "It compares to the feeling I had when I won the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona in 2006 - both are very special moments. It was a very tough race with very strong opposition. A fantastic drive by Jenson. After the start it was difficult but the team did a fantastic job - it is thanks to them that I am sitting here because I made the overtake in the garage."

1453: Sebastian Vettel is on the telly now but he opts not to stand next to the tall Jake Humphrey and moves over to Eddie Jordan instead. Don't blame you mate, us shorties have to stick together.

1451: Ted Kravitz is in parc ferme and we can see the extent of the damage at the back of Button's car. The camera pans in before a burly man stands in the way. Spoilsport.

BBC F1 analyst Martin Brundle: "Ferrari have a long way to go but Alonso is less than a victory adrift and that is important psychologically."

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cham on 606: "Lewis completely screwed up. He had got past Webber on the first lap and should have stayed put. If he had he would be clear of Webber right now."

1442: That was Ferrari's first Monza win since Michael Schumacher in 2006. Should have mentioned that before. Whitmarsh adds that this is an epic world championship, probably the best in history. It hasn't been bad has it? The odds on this battle going to the final race of the season are shortening as we speak.

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Telloth on 606: "Good win for Alonso. I think it was a case of him just having a slightly better car here. It was a good strategy in the end by Ferrari and while Jenson did all he could, it wasn't quite enough. Still a good result for him. Lewis, in the meantime will probably be feeling fortunate that Mark Webber didn't gain more points. It's still a very much open drivers' championship."

McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh: "It was disappointing for Lewis but Ferrari were quick and drove a great race. We stopped but it didn't quite work out. Lewis was trying hard at the outset but it didn't come off. It was a racing incident. It's still tight and we are in for a very exciting championship. Jenson drove a fantastic race."

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GraymeadYNWA on 606: "Bad day for the Brits. I think Jenson needed the win to get himself right back in it, and obviously Lewis' race was a disaster. He needs Red Bull mistakes now if he is to win the title."

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Spamburger on 606: "If it was a bad race for Lewis Hamilton, Webber should be kicking himself for taking very little advantage of that. He could have been well clear right now."

BBC F1 pundit Eddie Jordan: "It was everything that we hoped for. It is magical, triumphant. It was a great day for Ferrari after the week they had. They have responded and have done everything perfectly. It is a magical day for F1."

1430: The rest of the top 10 is thus: Webber, Hulkenberg, Kubica, Schumacher and Barrichello. Webber's sixth place puts him top of the championship standings, five points ahead of Hamilton. Alonso is now third, 16 points further adrift. A total of 24 points separate the top five drivers. Incredible.

1429: It's bedlam at Monza. You can't even see the track now as it's completely swamped by the crowd. I don't think I would be too far wrong in saying that there will be one hell of a party tonight. Now, where's my passport?

BBC F1 analyst Martin Brundle: "The team did help Alonso enormously. He did two very fast laps as soon as they heard that Button was going to pit and it was a great pit stop that won them the grand prix. I bet this goes straight into the top three of Alonso's most enjoyable and important grands prix. To win for Ferrari, at Monza, in your first season driving for the team, it's tremendous."

1424: "Fantastic weekend, pit-stops stupendi," Alonso is told on his radio. I don't speak Italian but I reckon I know what that last word means. Button ended up second, Massa third, Vettel fourth and Rosberg fifth.

1422: The tifosi go bananas. This really is a massive victory for them, Ferrari and Alonso. BBC Radio 5 live report that the fence has been broken and the crowd running down to the podium.


Lap 53: The answer to that is yes. Easily. He has sealed fourth place.

Lap 52: Vettel comes in. He brakes hard at the entrance to the pit lane as he tries to make the speed limit. Will he come out ahead of his team-mate?

Lap 50: And he does it. Webber has the straight-line speed advantage over Hulkenberg and he passes him coming down to the Della Roggia. Vettel still has not pitted yet. He needs to do so before the end of the race. McLaren tell Ted Kravitz that Button's early contact with Alonso did take away some of his downforce.

Lap 49: Webber is all over The Hulk but the Williams driver is nothing but stubborn. The Australian is waving furiously at him. Tasty. Jarno Trulli's Lotus is smoking. He's out.

BBC F1 analyst Martin Brundle: "Webber is responding to two things. One, that Hulkenberg will have to be passed and two, I am sure that he has got information about Vettel's progress."

Lap 45: Webber is told that Hulkenberg will not give up his place and the Aussie responds with a 1:24.531. Massa, in third, is just 1.7 seconds off Button while Alonso is 3.7 seconds clear in front. Vettel still in fourth and has yet to pit.

Lap 42: The gap at the front is 1.8 seconds after a fastest lap from Alonso of 1:24.676. Button is struggling to keep on Alonso's tail. Hulkenberg is quicker than Button at the mo. The stewards are not going to investigate the Hulk as Webber, apparently, was not close enough to the Williams driver when the incidents happened. Ferrari tell Ted Kravitz that this was the plan from the start when Button took the lead at the first corner, for Alonso to keep close and to take him at the stops.

Lap 39: Alonso is stretching his legs. He posts a 1:24.942 and is leading by 0.7 seconds. Hulkenberg has been all over the show trying to keep Webber off his back. There's been a couple of corners cut, what will the stewards say?

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton: "I had a good start and gained a position. In a realistic world I perhaps should've stayed there a while. I put my car up the inside and tried to get third - it was obviously a little bit too much. I'm very disappointed in myself and sorry for the team. I've got to try to collect my thoughts and move onto the next race. The championship is not over, but it's mistakes like I made today that lose world championships."

Lap 38: He does! Alonso's pit stop was 3.4 seconds and the Spaniard maintains the lead coming into the first corner. A Ferrari leads the Italian Grand Prix. Massa is now in.

Lap 37: Hulkenberg comes in and he gets out in front of Kubica and Webber. But Webber's having a look, no cigar at the first corner, but the Australian overtakes Kubica at the Della Roggia chicane. He's seventh. Alonso comes in, can he get out in front of Button?

Lap 36: Button is in - the pit stop is 4.2 seconds.

Lap 35: BBC pit-lane reporter Holly Samos says Sakon Yamamoto's radio guy was changing the settings when Sakon drove off. He is conscious and moving. Button is told: "Push now, push now, everything you've got. We're approaching the pit stops." Webber comes in for his stop but his does not get out in front of Kubica though.

BBC pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz: "Red Bull assure me there was a slight problem with Vettel's car, an issue with the electrics. They got Vettel to try different modes and mixes. His engine did sound a little strange."

Lap 30: Alonso sets a 1:25.674 and is 0.9 seconds off Button. Webber, in seventh, is 0.7 seconds behind Hulkenberg.

Lap 29: Button is flying. Two fastest laps in a row. The second one being a 1:25.691. There's an ambulance in the pit lane and it's outside the Hispania garage. Don't know why as yet.

Lap 26: Interesting chat on the telly. Eddie Jordan is alluding as to whether some people could allege that the swapping of places between Vettel and Webber was a variation of team orders. Brundle is having none of it though: "I don't think Vettel is ready to yield anything." Karun Chandhok agrees: "Vettel sounded too panicked."

Lap 24: Alonso is closing up again - 0.6 seconds behind Button who is battling to keep position. By the way, Toro Rosso's Jaime Alguersuari picked up a drive-through penalty a bit earlier for gaining an advantage by cutting the corner at Turn Two. He's 17th.

BBC pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz: "This was a new engine for Vettel. They are all very calm as they look at the data in the Red Bull garage because there is nothing they can do. Webber is going to hold out for as long as possible to see if he can jump Hulkenberg and Kubica."

Lap 21: "Problem with the engine, problem with the engine. It feels it is dying on me," shouts a distressed sounding Vettel. Team-mate Webber then overtakes him for seventh. Button's gap over Alonso is 0.9 seconds.

Lap 20: "Four crucial laps now," Mercedes tell Rosberg. Ted Kravitz says the message means that he will be coming into the pits in four laps time.

Lap 19: Alonso is pushing, another fastest lap of 1:26.048. The front two are dropping Massa, who is 2.7 seconds off Massa.

Lap 16: Button's gap at the front is 1.1 while Alonso sets the fastest lap of 1:26.101. Rosberg is fourth, Bob Kubica fifth and Nico Hulkenberg is sixth. If you want to have a look at the Hamilton incident again, take a look here. UK dwellers only I'm afraid.

Lap 13: McLaren ask Button for a radio check, Ted Kravitz says it is because the team have not heard anything from him. He must be very comfortable. They also say that they are 'in the window' and the telly boys take that as meaning that the Ferrari tyres are starting to wear so Button can do the most damage in this section of the race.

Lap 11: Just as I say that, Button posts a 1:26.861 - the fastest lap of the race so far. The gap increases to one second. BBC pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz says Force India's Adrian Sutil has switched to the harder compound tyres for the rest of the race. He's 20th. Kobayashi retired with a gearbox problem.

Lap 10: Button is maintaining that gap but it's not increasing. Brundle notes that Button's downforce at the Lesmo corners gives him a gap which prevents Alonso getting close enough for a pass. "Jenson needs to max out those corners," adds Brundle.

BBC F1 analyst Martin Brundle: "Hamilton sat on the grid already frustrated after qualifying in fifth and he needs to look in the mirror for whose fault that accident was."

Lap 8: Button's gap is 0.6 seconds. Massa sets the fastest lap of 1:26.922. Hamilton arrives back at the McLaren garage. He's not speaking to anyone.

Hispania driver Karun Chandhok: "What Schumacher did is what Hamilton should have done. You have to know when to concede."

Lap 6: It was another poor start for Webber and he is fighting back from ninth place. He takes Michael Schumacher on the inside of the first corner and it's a wonderful battle between the pair for the rest of the lap. Next up for Webber? Team-mate Seb Vettel.

Lap 5: Alonso is all over Button at the first chicane but the Briton holds firm. "It's going to be a long afternoon for Button if he is going to stay in front. His different car set-up will leave him exposed."

Lap 2: Button leads Alonso by 0.7 seconds. We are getting a replay of the start and Alonso shoves into the back of Button a little at the opening chicane. Something seems to have come of the undertray. "That will affect him a little in the downforce stakes," says Brundle.

Lap 1: That was Hamilton's error. Hamilton gets up to fourth but is too aggressive at the Della Roggia chicane and collides with Massa. His front right wheel is loose and his race is over. Blimey.

Lap 1: What a start from Jenson Button. He gets ahead of Alonso even though the Spaniard tries to cut across him. Oh dear... LEWIS HAMILTON IS OUT.

1302: Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi is starting from the pit-lane because of a grearbox issue. The cars are lined up. Ready?

Mike_Trusler on Twitter: "I'd love a Massa win today, but I think a Button win would be better for the championship."

1300: The cars are off on their formation lap. Brundle says he admires Jenson Button's decision to go for a different set-up to his team-mate. Eddie Jordan, by the way, is going for Alonso. Not long now.

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From AndyK via text: "Hmm, bit nervous following qualifying. Think McLaren really need a 1-2 finish today as we'll struggle for big points over the remaining races. Really thought both cars set up would have taken that into account instead of gambling. This may require Lewis to drive better than ever before, a big ask but could lead to a classic, come on Lewis!"

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Matt Cheshire, Adelaide via text: "It's set for an amazing race. Alonso vs Button, Webber vs Hamilton, Vettel vs all moving and stationary objects."

Red Bull boss Christian Horner on his team's chances of victory: "Technically none. Of the 19 tracks we knew this was going to be our toughest, so it's about damage limitation."

Ferrari boss Stefano Domenicali: "You have to cope with it [the pressure] otherwise you can't do this job. This morning we just said we need to keep in mind the responsibility we have in the team and for the people coming here, so do the best you can because we have to be respectful of them."

WAYNEEBCFC on 606: "Can Vettel avoid taking someone out today?"

1249: The Kasabian fella, sorry don't know his name - I'm more of a T'Pau fan, says that F1 is like Glastonbury on wheels. There's the Stereophonics, crikey the stars are out today. Brundle then asks former Renault boss Flavio Briatore where Eric Clapton is. No joy though I'm afraid. Shame.

BBC Sport's Andrew Benson at Monza: "Some of the more ardent fans may remember the recent rows about flexible bodywork in which some teams believed Red Bull and, to a lesser extent, Ferrari had flexible floors on their cars that allowed their front wings to run below the minimum ride-height and gain an aerodynamic advantage. There is a tougher load test on these floors here at Monza and all the teams have had to strengthen that part of their cars as a result. On Friday, Red Bull and McLaren asked to check their changes on the official FIA rig, and Red Bull's failed by a very small margin, forcing the team to make overnight modifications. This obviously raised eyebrows among their rivals. But my sources say the FIA is satisfied the cars were always legal, that nothing related to the lower bodywork has changed on the Red Bull since before Belgium and that the other teams have now worked out what Red Bull and Ferrari were doing and started to copy them."

1246: Gridwalk gold from Brundle. Felipe Massa is chatting with a quite attractive lady from another television station and our man barges in there to get a word with the Brazilian. "I'm going to get in trouble now," says Brundle afterwards. Brilliant.

BBC Sport's Sarah Holt in Monza: "Three days ago Fernando Alonso was fairly nonplussed about his first Italian Grand Prix weekend as a Ferrari driver. 'We came in a Fiat 500, very Ferrari red, so I felt a little bit of stress because people were running behind us. Nothing has changed other than that.' But after he took his first pole at Ferrari's home track, his huge, irrepressible grin signalled something clearly had changed. 'This is a perfect place to be on pole position, here in Monza,' Alonso said. 'I have had a fantastic welcome here by the fans, it was a very nice feeling and it has been a little surprise. There is a very special atmosphere in the garage and the grandstands because of the Ferrari passion. Maybe here in Monza, the result is to win the podium or win the race - so we have to take this opportunity.'"

1241: It's Martin Brundle's gridwalk. Ace. He grabs a word with Williams driver Nico Hulkenberg who says: "I feel more comfortable and confident in the car and the team. It's getting better and better, there's a few races left and I have to prove that." Brundle wants to speak to Vettel but there's no chance and he's deep in conversation with another media outlet. Shame. Hang on, there's Kasabian. They are a young person's band right?

1238: A quick fashion update for you. Jake and DC are wearing pretty much the same shade of blue shirt while EJ has a lively dark blue shirt with white spots. The boys are walking down the pit-lane and Eddie almost gets run over by a Sauber. He hasn't had a lot of luck after yesterday's close encounter with a Ferrari tyre trolley.

BBC Sport's Andrew Benson at Monza: "Mark Webber did a brilliant job to qualify fourth for Red Bull despite two unrelated engine problems stopping him out on the track during the practice sessions. That meant he had no experience of the softer of the two tyre choices before going into qualifying. He had a bit of a scare on race morning, when his team were forced to break the official FIA seal on his gearbox to make some last-minute modifications, but it was done with the approval of the FIA and he will not get a penalty."

1236: Lewis Hamilton makes his way out from the garage to take his place in the grid. He was not a happy yesterday by the way, saying that removing the 'F-duct' aero device from his car was the "wrong decision". "I'm disappointed. The car was sliding everywhere. We didn't have the downforce we need."

olawaleayeni on Twitter: "Following from Nigeria, this is probably going to be the race of the year. Webber first or second."

1232: To all you UK dwellers, many apologies for the sound problems with the live feed you may have been experiencing. If you give this page a cheeky little refresh and press play then it should all be OK. Thanks for your patience.

1229: Does anyone else have F1 addicted kids by the way? My two sons are smitten. My youngest son, who's four, insists that every time we cycle home from school, we have to stand on the front door step for a short while, as if it's a podium, before pretending to squirt champagne over each other. Goodness knows what the neighbours think.

1225: Our very own Sarah Holt grabbed a word with Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg and he talks about his unfortunate 'Britney' nickname as well as his team-mate Michael Schumacher. "If he [Michael] is behind me, good; if he is in front of me then I need to work harder," he says. It's well worth a read, have a look here.

BBC Sport's Andrew Benson at Monza: "Jenson Button put in his best qualifying performance of the year, with second place, after choosing a high-downforce set-up on his McLaren, with team-mate Lewis Hamilton fifth on the grid after going in the opposite direction. The risk for Button is that it might leave him vulnerable to being overtaken because his car is the slowest of the front runners on the straights. He said: 'The first couple of laps are going to be tough, I know that, the first couple of chicanes could be a little bit tricky. But the rest of the race should be a lot of fun. Our car is pretty good at looking after the tyres, and with the downforce we have, as long as we don't blister the tyres, we should be looking pretty good.'"

BBC F1 pundit David Coulthard: "The Ferrari fans are passionate about their team but they appreciate other teams going out there and taking the challenge."

1217: A big shout out (blimey, I sound like a Radio 1 DJ) to the Lotus team as today marks a very special occasion for them. It is exactly a year to the day that their entry to F1 was accepted. "It's hard to put into words just what that means to all of us, but it's already been an incredible 365 days, and we have many more exciting times to come," said Lotus chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne.

mayhemcumbria on Twitter: "If Jensen makes it to the first chicane in front then I think your prediction is spot on - I hope so - everything crossed :)."

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GraymeadYNWA on 606: "Today looks like being the day when Alonso and Button re-enter the title chase, I think tonight the title race outlook will be even cloudier."

BBC Sport's Andrew Benson at Monza: "A bit of exclusive news for you - Lotus F1 will take on their historic name of Team Lotus next year after team principal Tony Fernandes bought the naming and heritage rights. I'll do a full story on it shortly."

1211: We are up and running on BBC One with the race coverage. The programme opens with a brilliant video of Jake Humphrey, David Coulthard and Eddie Jordan scootering around Monza town. Jordan is getting a lot of grief for his driving. Bless him.

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lewishamiltonking on 606: "Afternoon Orlo, my podium prediction is 1.Button, 2. Alonso, 3. Hamilton. Vettel to tangle with Webber..."

1207: As you are probably aware, there has been a lot of chat this year about the struggles of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher in this his comeback season. Well, BBC Sport F1 pundit Eddie Jordan believes the German is considering quitting at the end of this season. "I believe he is disillusioned and thinking of quitting," said Jordan. What do you make of that?

BBC Sport's Andrew Benson at Monza: "The Ferrari team orders controversy continues to rumble on, and discussing the rights and wrongs of backing one driver over another, McLaren team principal could not resist the temptation to have a bit of a snipe at Fernando Alonso following their tempestuous relationship when he drove for McLaren in 2007, when they lost the drivers' championship after refusing to back either Alonso or Lewis Hamilton. 'It would have been easy for us, and it was very tempting, to change our philosophy but in a strange way I'm proud we didn't. I know we did everything in our power to be fair and equable. And I certainly said to a gentleman who's not sat here today that if you want to win a world championship you want to be able to sit down and look yourself in a mirror and believe that you've won it, that it's not been gifted.'"

1201: A quick reminder how you can catch the action today. BBC One start their coverage at 1210 BST - I've had a sneaky peak at Eddie Jordan's shirt by the way. Warning, don't wear your 3D glasses - I couldn't vouch for what you might start to see. There's also commentary on BBC Radio 5 live from 1300 BST. All of that lot, plus the pretty nifty driver tracker, are all available in the feed at the top of this page.

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From Mark working hard in Essex via text: "I'll go with that. And I'll go with Alonso DNF. Could just be wishful thinking!"
Hi Mark, someone agreeing with my predictions - crikey, are you feeling OK?

JamieTDouglas on Twitter: "I'll go for Button for the win in Monza, followed by Alonso, Hamilton, Webber, Massa, and Vettel."

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gingerdaddy on 606: "Alonso will walk it - with or without team orders!"

Fernando Alonso fans in Monza
Sorry, who are you lot supporting again?
BBC Sport's Sarah Holt in Monza: "Formula 1's European season has reached its final stop in Monza, home to the 'magic track' hidden at the heart of the royal park. The trees are beginning to bronze but the dominant colour at the Milanese circuit is red, Ferrari red. The team's 'tifosi' are out in force on Sunday eager to find out if their new hero Fernando Alonso can convert pole into Ferrari's first home win in four years. It is exciting to be among the hubbub and you can buy practically anything Ferrari here - from pencils and pants to pedal-power cars for junior drivers. Even Jenson Button's Dad, John, is nipping round in a Ferrari, after driving his classic car all the way from Monaco."
I don't know about you but I'm quite taken by the Ferrari pants. How much Sarah?

1151: Alonso's performance in qualifying was certainly welcomed by the Ferrari faithful after a week in which their beloved team again come under intense scrutiny. On Wednesday, Ferrari escaped further punishment for using banned team orders at the German GP back in July. Claiming pole position certainly pleased the big boss in the garage, and no I'm not talking about Hugh Grant, I mean Ferrari president Luca Di Montezemolo. Here's what he said after qualifying: "To see Ferrari so competitive in front of our people gives me great satisfaction. We have to win - it's easy to say, but we've taken our first important step." No pressure then.

1147: Now, don't think you can read this without getting involved. No chance. Get in touch with your hopes, fears, predictions and how you are spending this fine Sunday morning on 606, Twitter or via text on 81111 (UK) or +44 7786200666 (worldwide). Make sure you put FORMULA 1 before your texts though, just so I know that you are talking to me. I'll try my best to get them into this here commentary. I've been feeling a little smug after my predictions for the Belgium GP somehow came good but after yesterday's shambles when I went for Hamilton and Vettel to be on the front row, I'm now not feeling so confident. That's not going to stop me though - Button to win with Webber on the podium. Who's with me?

BBC Sport's Andrew Benson at Monza: "There was an amusing little incident in the McLaren news conference on Saturday evening. Much attention has focused on the different set-up choices, with Jenson Button going for a high-downforce car which is quicker in the corners but slower on the straights and Lewis Hamilton going the other way. In qualifying, it did not work out for Hamilton, who for the first time in a while has found himself behind his team-mate in qualifying. How was he going to approach the race, he was asked. 'I might take some tips from Jenson. He's pretty good at coming from where I am and getting up there.' Button piped up: 'Cheers, mate! I'm not sure if that was a compliment or not.'"

1143: Time for a little Saturday recap. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso delivered for the tifosi yesterday, claiming the team's first pole position since the Brazilian Grand Prix in 2008. It was certainly a nice way to mark his first appearance at Monza with his new team. McLaren's Jenson Button joins him on the front row. Alonso's team-mate Felipe Massa and Red Bull's Mark Webber form the second row, with McLaren's championship leader Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel on the third row.

1139: I jest, I never watch these kind of shows. Well, maybe once or twice, research purposes only. Anyway, enough of this. A big hello to you and a very warm welcome to our coverage of the Italian Grand Prix. Today's event at Monza represents the end of F1's European adventure for another year and after today, there's only five more races left. Will the championship race become a little clearer this evening?

1135: Yesterday was a pretty momentous day; athletes at the top of their game, performing in front of an audience of millions and delivering under enormous pressure. Yep, the return of Strictly Come Dancing was pretty special. What else did you think I was talking about?

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After 60 of 61 laps
Position Driver Team

Race stopped at 60 laps

1 Great Britain L Hamilton Mercedes
2 Germany S Vettel Red Bull
3 Australia D Ricciardo Red Bull
4 Spain F Alonso Ferrari
5 Brazil F Massa Williams
6 France J Vergne Toro Rosso
7 Mexico S Perez Force India
8 Finland K Raikkonen Ferrari
9 Germany N Hulkenberg Force India
10 Denmark K Magnussen McLaren
11 Finland V Bottas Williams
12 Venezuela P Maldonado Lotus
13 France R Grosjean Lotus
14 Russia D Kvyat Toro Rosso
15 Sweden M Ericsson Caterham
16 France J Bianchi Marussia
17 Great Britain M Chilton Marussia
18 Great Britain J Button (ret.) McLaren
19 Germany A Sutil (ret.) Sauber
20 Mexico E Gutierrez (ret.) Sauber
21 Germany N Rosberg (ret.) Mercedes
22 Japan K Kobayashi (ret.) Caterham

FIA Formula 1 World Championsh 2016

Position Driver Team Pts
1 Germany N Rosberg Mercedes 385
2 Great Britain L Hamilton Mercedes 380
3 Australia D Ricciardo Red Bull 256
4 Germany S Vettel Ferrari 212
5 M Verstappen Red Bull 204
6 Finland K Raikkonen Ferrari 186
7 Mexico S Perez Force India 101
8 Finland V Bottas Williams 85
9 Germany N Hulkenberg Force India 72
10 Spain F Alonso McLaren 54
11 Brazil F Massa Williams 53
12 C Sainz Toro Rosso 46
13 France R Grosjean Haas F1 29
14 Russia D Kvyat Toro Rosso 25
15 Great Britain J Button McLaren 21
16 Denmark K Magnussen Lotus 7
17 Brazil F Nasr Sauber 2
18 J Palmer Lotus 1
19 P Wehrlein Manor Marussia F1 1
21 Mexico E Gutierrez Haas F1 0
22 Sweden M Ericsson Sauber 0
23 E Ocon Manor Marussia F1 0

Points projected from latest race positions

see also
Alonso beats Button to Monza win
12 Sep 10 |  Formula 1
Schumacher may quit F1 - Jordan
12 Sep 10 |  Formula 1
Alonso seizes pole for Italian GP
11 Sep 10 |  Formula 1
Ferrari president demands victory
11 Sep 10 |  Formula 1
Hamilton regrets 'wrong choice'
11 Sep 10 |  Formula 1
Italian GP qualifying as it happened
11 Sep 10 |  Formula 1
Button seeks Monza podium finish
10 Sep 10 |  Formula 1
Ecclestone makes team orders hint
10 Sep 10 |  Formula 1
Alonso faces team orders grilling
09 Sep 10 |  Formula 1
Ferrari escape further punishment
08 Sep 10 |  Formula 1
McLaren confident of Monza form
08 Sep 10 |  Formula 1
Webber cautious on Monza chances
08 Sep 10 |  Formula 1
Alonso not giving up on title yet
01 Sep 10 |  Formula 1
Vettel's errors 'rule out title'
30 Aug 10 |  Formula 1
When five became two
30 Aug 10 |  Formula 1
Title race still open - Hamilton
30 Aug 10 |  Formula 1
Hamilton wins Belgian Grand Prix
29 Aug 10 |  Formula 1

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