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

MONZA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 07:  Sebastian Vettel (C) of Germany and Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates finishing first alongside second placed Mark Webber (L) of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing and third placed Nico Hulkenberg (R) of Germany and Sauber F1 following qualifying for the Italian Formula One Grand Prix at Autodromo di Monza on September 7, 2013 in Monza, Italy.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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Richard LangfordCorrespondent ISeptember 7, 2013

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.DriverTeamTimeLaps
1.deSebastian VettelRed Bull01:23.75515
2.auMark WebberRed Bull01:23.96818
3.deNico HülkenbergSauber01:24.06521
4.brFelipe MassaFerrari01:24.13221
5.esFernando AlonsoFerrari01:24.14215
6.deNico RosbergMercedes01:24.19226
7.auDaniel RicciardoToro Rosso01:24.20924
8.mxSergio PerezMcLaren01:24.50217
9.ukJenson ButtonMcLaren01:24.51521
10.frJean-Eric VergneToro Rosso01:28.05020
 
11.fiKimi RäikkönenLotus01:24.61016
12.ukLewis HamiltonMercedes01:24.80314
13.frRomain GrosjeanLotus01:24.84814
14.deAdrian SutilForce India01:24.93219
15.vePastor MaldonadoWilliams01:25.01119
16.ukPaul di RestaForce India01:25.07718
 
17.mxEsteban GutiérrezSauber01:25.22613
18.fiValtteri BottasWilliams01:25.29111
19.nlGiedo van der GardeCaterham01:26.4069
20.frCharles PicCaterham01:26.56310
21.frJules BianchiMarussia01:27.08511
22.ukMax ChiltonMarussia01:27.48010

 

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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