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Mark Hughes' GP report: Vettel's rivals make it easy

Sebastian Vettel's Italian Grand Prix needn't have been so easy that he had time to nurse a gearbox problem. MARK HUGHES examines where the opposition slipped up

This was a race all about timing: the timing of the gearchanges on the Red Bulls, which gave a race dominated by Sebastian Vettel its only hint of tension; and the timing of when during the weekend you had your problems.

Mercedes had its dramas during practice and qualifying, trapping Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton behind slower cars in the race; Red Bull had its glitches after Vettel and Mark Webber had secured the front row, allowing them a buffer of protection.

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