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Italian GP: Vettel Makes History in 1st Victory For Torro Rosso

Benedict EchavezCorrespondent ISeptember 14, 2008

21-year old Sebastian Vettel makes history in the first ever win for Scuderia Torro Rosso.

The young driver won the race from pole after a stellar performance in qualifying. He enjoyed a commanding lead over McLaren's Heikki Kovalainen for all of the race. His performance has made him the youngest GP winner ever, again displacing Fernando Alonso for the record title.

Kovalainen held on to secure second for McLaren-Mercedes, earning valuable team points. Robert Kubica drove well to grab the final podium spot for BMW-Sauber.

Also of note, Lewis Hamilton, starting from 15th, charged through the field to take 7th, reasserting his skill and determination. Despite his good performance, he slims his championship lead down to just one point over Ferrari's Felipe Massa.

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