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."
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