Stunning Vettel makes history

Sebastian Vettel: "A fantastic race, a fantastic weekend with pole as well and a fantastic strategy this afternoon. As for the podium ceremony it was unbelievable and this is the best day of my life.   I will never forget these feelings. It is so unbelievable. It is better than I had ever expected. A big thank you to everyone in the team for their great work. After a poor start to the season, we got better and better. Maybe in today's conditions, we could close the gap with a bit more effort or by staying on the throttle a bit longer. I'm speechless."

"As for the race, we were very fast in a straight line because we didn't go for high downforce as we thought it might be dry, so we stayed on the dry level. Being out in front with no visibility problems was the key and I could build up a solid gap to Heikki (Kovalainen) straight away. Then I was pushing very hard, maybe going over the limit sometimes and I nearly lost the car. In the last stint I was in a very good position on the intermediate tyre."

"I couldn't believe it when it kept saying 'P1' on my board. But I kept my focus and kept pushing so as not to lose concentration. A perfect weekend."

Sebastien Bourdais:

I'm not sure what happened on the grid. When I tried to get first I couldn't and so then I let go of the flipper a bit quickly and when the gear selected I stalled, when normally the antistall should have come in. Then we couldn't get neutral and that was it, I had lost a lap immediately as the race started behind the Safety Car. It should have been a dream weekend with a chance of finishing first and third but sadly for me, it was first and nothing. However, this has been a great day for Sebastian and the team."

Franz Tost:"This was Vettel's race weekend. From Friday onwards, he controlled the pace and the situation and today, from start to finish, he drove a fantastic race without any mistakes under very difficult circumstances. I think today he showed that he will become a very successful Formula 1 driver. It was unfortunate for Bourdais that he had a problem on the grid, as he too had a good weekend up until today. The team, under the direction of Giorgio Ascanell also did a fantastically good job in terms of being prepared for the race and in how it executed the strategy and pit stops and we can all be proud of what we have achieved."

"It was great to get this result here in Monza in our home Grand Prix and I am particularly happy for Gerhard (Berger) who has waited twenty years to get back on the Monza podium as a winner."

1.  Vettel        Toro Rosso-Ferrari      1h26:47.0002.  Kovalainen    McLaren-Mercedes        +    12.5123.  Kubica        BMW Sauber              +    20.4714.  Alonso        Renault                 +    23.9035.  Heidfeld      BMW Sauber              +    27.7486.  Massa         Ferrari                 +    28.8167.  Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes        +    29.0128.  Webber        Red Bull-Renault        +    32.0489.  Raikkonen     Ferrari                 +    39.46810  Piquet        Renault                 +    54.44511  Glock         Toyota                  +    58.88812  Nakajima      Williams-Toyota         +  1:02.01513  Trulli        Toyota                  +  1:05.95414  Rosberg       Williams-Toyota         +  1:08.63515  Button        Honda                   +  1:13.37016  Coulthard     Red Bull-Renault        +     1 lap17  Barrichello   Honda                   +     1 lap18  Bourdais      Toro Rosso-Ferrari      +     1 lap19  Sutil         Force India-Ferrari     +    2 laps

Raikkonen sets fastest lap 1:28.047

Driver Standings                                1.  Hamilton      78        2.  Massa         77        3.  Kubica        64         4.  Raikkonen     57         5.  Heidfeld      53        6.  Kovalainen    51         7.  Alonso        28        8.  Trulli        26         9.  Vettel        23       10.  Webber        20       11.  Glock         15       12.  Piquet        13       13.  Barrichello   11       14.  Rosberg        9       15.  Nakajima       8

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