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Sebastian Vettel salutes his team: "Very good boys, very good race. Sorry for the lock up into the first corner, made the first stint a bit tricky."

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Finishing order: Vettel, Alonso, Webber, Massa, Hulkenberg and Rosberg. Hamilton finishes ninth with Button in 10th.

53/53

VETTEL IS THE WINNER! All too easy in the end for the German driver as Red Bull claim the glory. A sixth win of the season for Vettel. Superb stuff. Was never under any threat.

52/53 

McLaren are in danger of not scoring a point out there today. Jenson Button 10th, Kimi Raikkonen 11th and Perez in 12th.

51/53 

Vettel being told to just focus on nursing his car home. No need to set any more fast laps with what has gone out there today.

50/53 

Raikkonen has gone past Perez. Button remains on course for one point in 10th place.

49/53 

Hamilton goes beyond Perez without too much fuss. Button battling for 10th spot. All the battles raging further down the field at the moment.

48/53 

Raikkonen continues to close the gap on Hamilton. The Finn defending 11th place with some relish out there.

47/53 

Massa starting to close on Webber. The gap down to 1.9 seconds with six laps remaining.

46/53 

Scrap between Grosjean and Ricciardo for seventh place with Hamilton and Raikkonen jousting for 11th position.

45/53 

Vettel managing this gap with 10 seconds. Losing a bit of speed due to the gearbox, but he is trying to nurse it home. Will he keep pushing on or slow it down a bit now.

44/53 

Webber told to short shift from gear two to gear three otherwise he won't finish the race. Problems for him to get over the line here among the points.

43/53 

Now down to the final 10 laps with Vettel holding this commanding lead. Raikkonen manages to pass Gutiereez into Turn One for 12th place.

42/53 

Webber has been informed that there is a problem with his car. Lewis Hamilton has set the fastest lap of the race in 14th spot. The Mercedes driver is 40 seconds seconds off the pace. One second behind Raikkonen.

41/53 

Real battle on between Alonso and Webber for second spot. Vettel appear to have this Italian GP well and truly nailed down.

40/53 

Romain Grosjean takes out Sergio Perez into Turn One for 10th place. Lewis Hamilton pits from fifth spot before rejoining Kimi Raikkonen in 14th spot.

39/53 

Hamilton in the pits for 3.2 seconds. Comes back out in 14th place. So he will have it all to do again with his two-stop strategy after that slow puncture.

38/53 

Standings: 1 Vettel 2 Alonso 3 Webber 4 Massa 5 Hamilton 6 Hulkenberg 7 Rosberg 8 Ricciardo 9 Button 10 Perez

37/53 

So Vettel leads Alonso by 10.8 seconds. De Resta is under investigation after hitting Grosjean early in the race and dropping out.

36/53 

Hamilton getting ready to head back into the pits. Perhaps for the radio problem.

35/53 

Hamilton slowly but surely beginning to claw back time on Felipe Massa in fourth. Gap between them is now only 4.3 seconds.

34/53 

Looks like Vettel is going to carry off this race by some margin unless some ill fortune hits him.

33/53 

The gap between Vettel and Alonso is 11 seconds. That is a huge gap which illustrates his dominance of this race.

32/53 

Your leaders then: Vettel, Alonso, Webber, Massa, Hulkenberg and Hamilton, who is up to sixth. Fine recovery by him.

31/53 

Raikkonen back out of the pits for a second time in this race. He is down in eight spoth with Rosberg in seventh. No change at the top.

30/53 

Hulkenberg back up to sixth spot. The Sauber being pressed heard by Hamilton in the Mercedes. Hamilton seems to be catching fire again after a sticky spot.

29/53 

We are not expecting any more rain over Monza today which is going to mean a very quick race today unless there are any accidents.

28/53 

Hamilton goes beyond Rosberg into seventh spot. Hamilton going through the field. Battling back well here.

27/53 

Alonso then stops in 2.7 seconds. But he rejoins the race down on Vettel with Webber narrowly adrift in third place.

26/53 

Fernando Alonso in the lead, but Vettel is quick again having had that pitstop. He is lapping one second quicker than the Ferrari driver. Pressure firmly on Alonso.

25/53 

The home one-two doesn't last too long with Felipe Massa forced to pit. Mark Webber back out ahead of Massa in fifth place. Webber spent half a second less than Massa in the pits.

24/53 

We have a Ferrari 1/2 as Vettel pits in the lead. A decent stop from the Red Bull team. Vettel then back out before Webber comes in for a fresh set of tyres.

23/53 

Jenson Button is forced to pit from ninth. Adrian Sutil moves up up a position in the Force India.

22/53 

Vettel is set to make a pit stop with a lead of four seconds over Alonso. We may yet have a race on here then folks.

21/53 

Vettel's tyre is vibrating. He is losing speed here as Perez pits before rejoining in 14th place.

20/53 

Sauber's Nico Hulkenberg is informed by a race engineer to "kill the tyres now, push like hell". He remains in fifth spot.

19/53 

Alonso has equalled the lap times of Vettel over the past two laps. A gap of six seconds, but Alonso is clawing back time.

18/53 

Lewis Hamilton in 16th place. Problems with his radio. Looks a forlorn hope for a spot on the podium from here. He will keep battling from deep in the field.

17/53 

Vergne has gone. Smoke coming out the back of his car. That boosts Button's hopes of a decent position as he goes up to ninth without doing anything.

16/53 

Really wretched luck for Hamilton. Vettel continues to maintain the margin over Alonso in the lead. Doesn't want to lock that tyre up again.

15/53 

Lewis Hamilton getting his radio reset. Webber now attacking Massa for third spot. This race is fast and furious with two Ferraris splitting the Red Bulls in first and fourth.

14/53 

Button finding some good pace, and is now challenging Vergne for ninth place as Hamilton hits the pits for a change of tyres. Hamilton back to 19th place.

13/53 

Vettel being told to keep his eyes on that tyre. That gives Ferrari and Alonso some heart, who are told to keep pressing at the head of the field. A pit stop now would be seriously damaging for Vettel.

12/53 

More issues for Hamilton, who has a slow puncture. He is going to have to go into the pits and that will slow down his aspirations.

11/53 

5.2 seconds. Right front tyre is the main problem for Vettel at the moment. So we will see what that brings later in this race. Team now too happy with that.

10/53 

Vettel continues to stretch the gap. Now over five seconds clear of Alonso at the front of the field.

9/53 

Hamilton's radio has gone. Which won't help him or his team. But Red Bull radio tell us that Vettel has an issue with his car. Vettel posts his fastest lap so far of 1:29:008.

8/53 

Alonso goes past Massa. Ferrari have their fastest driver in second with Alonso four seconds behind Vettel at the front.

7/53 

Button applying some pressure to Hamilton in the battle for 10th. Plenty of turbulence in these cars.

6/53 

There is a battle for sixth on at the moment between Rosberg, Ricciardo and Perez, but Vettel continues to lead the way.

5/53 

Hamilton starting on 12th, but is now up to 10th spot. The British driver looking to work his way up through this field to snatch a spot on the podium. Vettel almost three seconds clear of Massa.

4/53 

A brilliant piece of passing work by Alonso. Truly terrific start. Raikkonen was in the pits to get his front wing sorted. Vettel continues to exude class at the front of the field.

3/53 

Looks like we are on course to finish this race in one hour and 20 minutes. Alonso passes Webber on the third lap. He is up to third. Vettel and Massa still in the first two positions.

2/53 

Kim Raikkonen forced to head into the pits. Will keep you posted on that. Alonso in fourth, but Vettel staying well out of danger as he usually does. Vettel the leader after two laps.

1/53 

Away we go! Mark Webber off to a flying start, but is then pegged back. A piece of bodywork flies up in the air. Vettel, Massa, Webber and Alonso. That is your first four after the first lap. Di Resta has gone - three retirements in succession for him.

12:57 

Here again is The Grid for you: 1) Vettel 2) Webber 3) Hulkenberg 4) Massa 5) Alonso 6) Rosberg 7) Ricciardo 8) Perez 9) Button 10) Vergne 11) Raikkonen 12) Hamilton 13) Grosjean 14) Maldonado 15) Di Resta 16) Gutierrez 17) Sutil* 18) Bottas 19) Van der Garde 20) Pic 21) Bianchi 22) Chilton

12:55 

The fastest circuit in Formula One concludes the European segment of the season. This is race 12. A fourth pole of the season for Vettel. Three minutes until race time.

12:50 

Sebastian Vettel on what awaits him today around his legendary circuit. "It's not that easy because some parts of the track are dry and some are wet so we are just talking about what is the best option. It's more wet in the last part of the track." And Mark Webber: ""The track looks pretty dry apart from Parabolica, so I think most people will go for slicks."

12:45 

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12:40 

The rain was tumbling down somewhat in Monza, but has just stopped again. Jenson Button's car seems to be in prime working order. Good job done by McLaren. On intermediate tyres heading to the grid. Fernando Alonso also out there on intermediates. He has just headed back into the pits. Choice of tyre: intermediates or slicks? what is the wise move?

12:35 

Here is The Grid for you: 1) Vettel 2) Webber 3) Hulkenberg 4) Massa 5) Alonso 6) Rosberg 7) Ricciardo 8) Perez 9) Button 10) Vergne 11) Raikkonen 12) Hamilton 13) Grosjean 14) Maldonado 15) Di Resta 16) Gutierrez 17) Sutil* 18) Bottas 19) Van der Garde 20) Pic 21) Bianchi 22) Chilton

12:30 

Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of the Italian Grand Prix from Monza. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel starts on pole ahead of team-mate Mark Webber. A 1pm (BST) start for this race.