Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany leads Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, left, and Mercedes Grand Prix driver Michael Schumacher of Germany during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at the Monza racetrack, in Monza, Italy. The Monza track features four long straights where drivers reach speeds of 205 mph. That suits Vettel, because the Red Bull driver is notoriously hard to stop once he makes a flying start.
Associated Press File Photo, September 2011
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Sebastian Vettel withstood a tricky start from the pole position to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday and take a commanding lead over Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, who finished second.