Monza a must-win for Ferrari

Monza a must-win for Ferrari

If Fernando Alonso is to mount a serious challenge to Sebastian Vettel, he has to win at Monza, writes EDD STRAW, as he looks ahead to this weekend's big talking points

With seven races remaining, it seems counter-intuitive to put undue emphasis on the Italian Grand Prix. After all, winning it is worth the same 25 points the other six offer.

But for Fernando Alonso, it is the definition of a must-win. His second place at Spa kept him just about within sight of Sebastian Vettel, but with Ferrari traditionally producing a strong low-downforce package for Monza, this is arguably the one grand prix remaining on the calendar that the Spaniard can be confident of a shot at winning in a straightforward race.

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