Italian F1 Grand Prix 400 2013: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More

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Italian F1 Grand Prix 400 2013: Start Time, Lineup, TV Schedule and More
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Sebastian Vettel will look to extend his massive championship lead after taking the pole for the Italian Grind Prix.

With a lap time of 1 minute, 23.755 seconds in Monza, Vettel beat out Red Bull teammate and second-place qualifier Mark Webber by 0.213 seconds. Feel free to view the qualifying results at crash.net.

Vettel will lead his fellow drivers into action on Sunday. Check out some of the lineup and the viewing vitals, and then we'll continue the preview.

 

Lineup

Pos. Driver Team Time Laps
1. deSebastian Vettel Red Bull 01:23.755 15
2. auMark Webber Red Bull 01:23.968 18
3. deNico Hülkenberg Sauber 01:24.065 21
4. brFelipe Massa Ferrari 01:24.132 21
5. esFernando Alonso Ferrari 01:24.142 15
6. deNico Rosberg Mercedes 01:24.192 26
7. auDaniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 01:24.209 24
8. mxSergio Perez McLaren 01:24.502 17
9. ukJenson Button McLaren 01:24.515 21
10. frJean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 01:28.050 20
 
11. fiKimi Räikkönen Lotus 01:24.610 16
12. ukLewis Hamilton Mercedes 01:24.803 14
13. frRomain Grosjean Lotus 01:24.848 14
14. deAdrian Sutil Force India 01:24.932 19
15. vePastor Maldonado Williams 01:25.011 19
16. ukPaul di Resta Force India 01:25.077 18
 
17. mxEsteban Gutiérrez Sauber 01:25.226 13
18. fiValtteri Bottas Williams 01:25.291 11
19. nlGiedo van der Garde Caterham 01:26.406 9
20. frCharles Pic Caterham 01:26.563 10
21. frJules Bianchi Marussia 01:27.085 11
22. ukMax Chilton Marussia 01:27.480 10

 

When: Sunday, September 6

Where: Autodromo di Monza, Italy

TV Coverage: NBCSP

 

Race Preview

After earning his fourth pole of the season, there is a lot to like about Vettel's chances. Of course, I could say that going into every race. 

After all, the three-time season champion has won five of the 11 races this season. This has left him with a huge lead of 46 points in the standings over second-place driver Fernando Alonso. 

Still, not everything paints a picture of dominance for Vettel this weekend. 

Red Bull has not enjoyed great success at this race in recent history. While Vettel took the checkered here in 2011, that was the only top-three finish for he or any of his teammates over the past three years. 

Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton fell off his prodigious recent qualifying form. Sitting in third in the season standings, Hamilton entered qualifying having secured the pole for the past four races. 

That streak came to an abrupt halt, and it wasn't the only streak to do so. 

For the first time in 67 races, Hamilton will begin the race outside of the top 10 after turning in a qualifying run that found him making public apologies: 

Hamilton will look to atone for his poor qualifying effort by crossing the finish line first, and he almost has to if we wants to keep his championship hopes alive. 

And to that end, every driver better hope Vettel is a little slower come race day than he was during qualifying. 

 

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