Vettel proves unbeatable in Monza qualifying

Posted on September 10, 2011


Sebastian Vettel claimed yet another pole position in Monza with an electrifying performance leaving the rest in the shade.

Vettel is ready to disappoint the Tifosi in Monza. Credit: Red Bull/Getty

Red Bull had never qualified on the front row in Italy but the world champion elect put paid to that record. The German’s 1m 22.275s was a full half second quicker than the rest of the field.

Vettel was pushing hard for the whole session. Any suggestion he would coast to his second title is being comprehensively rejected. He has perhaps never looked faster.

Red Bull have fixed their low down force issues – such as they were – and Vettel could run and hide tomorrow. He heads Hamilton and Button who both abandoned their final runs when it was clear they did not have the pace. They’ll probably have the pace to hold station tomorrow but claiming the victory will be difficult.

Expect Vettel to be another step closer to his second championship by close of business tomorrow.