Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/10/14

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 01: Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Red Bull Racing celebrates in the paddock with team mates 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)
Sebastian Vettel withstood a tricky start from the pole position to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday and take a commanding lead over Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, who finished second. Vettel locked his tires on the first turn as the Ferrari of Felipe Massa pressured him from behind, but after that the German consolidated his advantage to beat Alonso and Red Bull teammate Mark Webber, who finished third. With seven races remaining, it looks increasingly likely that Vettel will clinch a fourth straight Formula One title - unless he has an alarming drop in form or Ferrari finds a way to get faster. It was Vettel's third career win at Monza, his sixth of the season and 32nd overall. He was more emotional than usual - pumping his fist several times as he walked up the steps to the podium - and with good reason. He now leads two-time former champion Alonso by 53 points with 175 available. The last driver to win here from anywhere other than the pole was Rubens Barrichello from ...
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