Monza victory means Seb can take the title soon
Spectators wiped sweat from their brows as the race started with a muggy air temperature of 29C. The sleek cars lined up on the grid to the enthusiastic cheers from the Italian motorsport fanatics.
Sebastian lost a place to Ferrari's Fernando Alonso off the start line due to too much wheel spin. However, after pulling a bold pass around the outside, Seb thundered past the prancing horse to regain possesion of P1.
Michael had a super start and glided his way through the field to be right on the heels of Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes straight line speed proved superior as he passed the Brit and held his position for many laps before pitting.
They may share the same engines but throughout an entire lap the McLarens speed exceeds that of the Mercs. Both Hamilton and Button passed Michael after a brilliant battle filled with excellent defensive moves on Schu's part.
During the time that Schumi held up the impatient McLarens, Seb successfully extended his lead from Alonso to a point where many had forgotten there was a race leader...
53 laps later, a certain Sebastian Vettel cruised his RB7 round the final turn and past the chequered flag to claim his 18th career win: his second at Monza and Red Bull's first at the loved Italian circuit.
It was an emotional podium for Seb to hear the German national anthem three years after his maiden win at the same circuit. Much deserved for both Vettel and Red Bull who seem to have both cracked Monza!
As his points lead is now extended to 112 points ahead of his nearest rival, the infamous 'Vettel finger' could make a scene in Singapore. A win at the race in two weeks time could win Sebastian's second championship. If this scenario doesn't play out to the script, a world championship win in Japan looks easier.
Driver of the day must go to Michael Schumacher. Today's race was proof that the man never stops fighting, even when times are tough.