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Italian Grand Prix 2018 – Live TV Coverage on Sky Sports Highlights on Channel 4

"If that's the case, then well done to our engine guys", commented Vettel. Raikkonen won that race, and the phrase ended up on T-shirts and fan banners. "I do not think we need big changes".

"That's the most important thing".

After his huge high-speed crash on Friday, Marcus Ericsson had been passed fit and took part in a new vehicle, built overnight, and knowing he faced a 10-place grid penalty for Sunday's race, having taken a new power unit.

His seeming indifference contrasts with that of his more media-chiselled peers, gaining him a sizable following as a result.

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes may have praised Ferrari's superb performance at the Belgian Grand Prix, but Sebastian Vettel knows there is still plenty of work to do to end the Silver Arrows' dominance. At the Hungarian Grand Prix in July, his fans were given a dedicated grandstand, something only Verstappen of Red Bull has at races. "I am putting it to the edge".

"I don't think anybody was purposefully [going to] take a stupid amount of risk to damage someone else's vehicle".

Kimi Raikkonen was third in the second Ferrari ahead of fellow-Finn Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes, the top four dominating the action as the sun attempted to break through an overcast sky at the historic Autodromo Nazionale Monza.

"This is a great team and we are happy with how it is going", Camilleri said.

Raikkonen's pole position is Ferrari's first at Monza since 2010.

Monza holds special memories for Vettel after his wins with Toro Rosso in 2008 and then Red Bull in 2011 and 2013.

On being told that he was only second-fastest, just over 0.1 sec behind, a disgruntled Vettel said: "We'll talk later". "We have never had any issues".

"We knew they were quick on the straights, they were quicker in qualifying in the first and last sector".

"I do trust the team".

Even Raikkonen himself has not triumphed at the circuit in his career.

This weekend the circus drives across Europe to Italy for the Itallian Grand Prix.

"He's broken that mould of the corporate, nearly robotic, driver", Priestley said.

"Is Kimi allowed to win?" There was a lot of negativity here and I could see so many British flags out there, and they inspired me so much.

Still, it was a front row lockout for Ferrari - but not really in the order they wanted - with Hamilton behind them both.

The tow, coupled with a scruffy final lap by Vettel, provided Raikkonen with enough speed to edge out Ferrari's number one championship contender by 0.161 seconds, and Hamilton by 0.175 sec.

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