Sep 6

Friday F1 Italian GP On-Site Coverage

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Ferrari Has To Keep Pressure On Red Bull, Says Domenicali

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Felipe Massa of Brazil and Ferrari drives during practice for the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo di Monza. (Photo: Getty Images)

Stefano Domenicali says that Ferrari has to put pressure on Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull, and not just rely on taking advantage of any problems for the championship leaders.

Domenicali said after seeing Vettel’s pace in FP2 Friday that the Italian team’s main rival could be hard to beat in Monza.

“From what we have seen today, for sure above all in the second session, Red Bull seems to be very strong,” said Domenicali. “I have to say, we have seen them doing a lap time immediately, so normally this is a good sign. Therefore, I am expecting, for sure, them to be very strong. I think it will be a tough weekend, for everyone, because with this kind of temperature also the car will be under pressure.

Sep 6

Vettel Paces Afternoon Session At Monza

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the second practice for the Italian Grand Prix, more than six-tenths of a second faster than teammate Mark Webber for a Red Bull 1-2 on Friday.

Vettel, who won at Monza in 2011, was 0.623 seconds faster than Webber and looked in complete control from the start of the afternoon session. It is an ominous sign for his rivals ahead of Sunday’s race.

“It was a good day, that’s for sure, but we’ve got our feet on the ground,” Vettel said. “It’s still only a Friday. I don’t know, maybe the others had some problems. But regarding ourselves, it was a good day, I didn’t have any issues with the car, it felt pretty comfortable.

Sep 4

Di Resta, In Italy, Admits Ferrari ‘A Dream’

Di Resta, In Italy, Admits Ferrari 'A Dream'

Paul di Resta of Great Britain and Force India (Photo: Getty Images)

Paul di Resta has been in Italy in recent days.

That might not sound like noteworthy news, particularly in the days leading into the country’s annual grand prix.

But with a race cockpit at fabled Ferrari potentially available for 2014, di Resta’s pre-Monza holiday destination might actually be significant.

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