Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/2/14

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 01: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates in his changing room after winning the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit on November 1, 2009 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Championship leader Sebastian Vettel will start the Italian Grand Prix from pole position after posting the fastest time in qualifying Saturday, while Lewis Hamilton's bid for a fifth straight pole ended in disappointment and Fernando Alonso also had a difficult session. Vettel has won the Italian GP twice and will be hard to stop after securing his 40th career pole in impressive fashion. The three-time defending Formula One champion will share the front row with teammate Mark Webber. "Bit of a surprise to have both cars on the front row in a place where historically we've had bad years," said Vettel, whose win here in 2011 remains Red Bull's only podium at Monza. "Hopefully we'll have good race tomorrow, too. It was a tough session but we managed to get through and get a great result." Alonso needed a strong performance but finished fifth behind his Ferrari teammate Felipe Massa and Sauber's Nico Hulkenberg, who was a surprising third. Hamilton placed a lowly 12th in his Merced...

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