Five themes to watch for in Italy

Five themes to watch for in Italy

With its title rivals down the order, McLaren has a big opportunity at Monza. So does the beleaguered Felipe Massa. And is the strategy really as obvious as it seems? Edd Straw looks ahead

Championship shake-up

After being wiped out at the start of the Belgian Grand Prix last week and seeing his 40-point championship lead slashed to 24, Fernando Alonso lines up 10th.

He reckons he would have had pole position pretty easily but for a rear anti-roll bar problem in Q3. Certainly, had he outpaced team-mate Felipe Massa by the same margin as he did in Q2, he would have been.

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