Vettel hopes Ferrari success can save Monza

Mercedes F1 Boss Claims Ferrari Have The Fastest Car On The Grid

Formula One: Sebastian Vettel gears up to overhaul Lewis Hamilton on Ferrari's homecoming

After Sebastian Vettel cut his World Drivers' Championship arrears back to 17 points, the German will be eyeing back-to-back Formula 1 one wins for the first time since the opening two races of the season.

A Vettel victory would further deflate Hamilton's bid for a fifth title as the defending champion conceded in Belgium where he said. I don't know the weather tomorrow but the vehicle works. "I'm not entirely happy with my second run".

Hamilton, booed by the partisan tifosi, gave it his best shot on Saturday, but Mercedes have not been able to match Ferrari's speed this weekend.

But Alonso has to report to the stewards to explain an incident when he tangled with Haas' Kevin Magnussen at the first chicane as they both disputed the same piece of track at the end of the second session.

"We could see that, like in Spa, we had a small gap to Ferrari on both the short and the long runs", Hamilton said.

Kimi Raikkonen is now believed to be back in the running to retain his Ferrari drive on a one-year deal, but Camilleri says there is no deadline by which the team will make an announcement. So I am very curious to see how it's going to go - a year ago we were very much in control of the whole weekend and Ferrari had their worst of the season.

"I absolutely don't like it, and it completely contradicts my racing instincts", team boss Wolff said.

The auto came to rest the right way up and Ericsson was able to get out before being taken to the medical centre and then returning to the Sauber garage after being given the all-clear.

Kiwi F1 driver Brendon Hartley will start in 16th in the Italian Grand Prix. Perez was.550 seconds quicker than Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen and.593 clear of teammate Esteban Ocon in an unlikely top three.

After his huge high-speed crash on Friday, Marcus Ericsson had been passed fit and took part in a new auto, built overnight, and knowing he faced a 10-place grid penalty for Sunday's race, having taken a new power unit.

Vettel will also face some competition from his team mate Kimi Raikkonen [8.2] when it comes to ending that eight-year wait for a Ferrari victor at Monza.

Seven of the last eight Grands Prix at Monza have been won from the front row.

A Ferrari win this weekend would not only reinforce their charge toward the title, but also end four years of Mercedes domination at the fastest track on the F1 calendar.

Ten years ago Vettel won at Monza and became the youngest driver, at just over 21 years, to win a Grand Prix and the signs are pointing towards him making it four in Italy on Sunday.

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