World of Sport

Sights and scenes at Monza

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An absorbing Italian Grand Prix was matched by the scenes around the race.

Although Sebastian Vettel took another commanding victory for Red Bull, the Ferrari-supporting Tifosi were treated to Fernando Alonso leading the grand prix early on and taking a podium.

There was also a massive crash at the first corners while Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher became embroiled in a scary battle in the first half of the race. 

And, for the more casual viewer, there were the grid girls to focus on...

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The drivers are welcomed by the Italian GP grid girls.

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Jenson's girl prior to a race in which he took second spot with another accomplished drive.

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Vettel has to defend from Hamilton after a slow start, while Alonso takes advantage to race into the lead.

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While behind them on the opening corners there is a massive smash involving Vitantonio Liuzzi, Vitaly Petrov and Nico Rosberg.

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More eye candy on the grid as the fans soak up the atmosphere.

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Vettel is not to be denied for long by Alonso - and from there streaks away.

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This lady doesn't look very Italian to us...

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Hamilton is held up by Schumacher - and is not very happy as the German seems to flout the 'one-move' rule repeatedly.

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Michael? Drive unfairly? Never!

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Felipe Massa drops down the order in the sister Scuderia in an the incident which spells the end of Mark Webber's race.

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Someone's spotted the camera...

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Vettel takes a brilliant win that puts him close to a second World Championship title.

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Almost as happy as the German is Spaniard Alonso, who finished third...

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... to the joy of the assembled Tifosi.

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