The Italian GP preview

The Italian GP preview

The long straights of Monza are not expected to suit Red Bull Racing, so the Italian Grand Prix could be one of the most open of the year. Edd Straw considers the contenders

When it was put to Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali that Monza would be Red Bull's worst circuit, he scoffed. So fast is the Red Bull RB6, that there is no such thing as a bad track configuration, but there's no question that Christian Horner's squad is hoping to leave Monza with a handful of points rather than a hatful.

Last year, the team managed only one point in the Italian Grand Prix, and that was handed on a plate courtesy of Lewis Hamilton's last lap shunt exiting the first Lesmo. Chances are, Red Bull will do better than that, but there's no question that a 13th pole position out of 14 races is a long shot on a weekend of damage limitation.

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