Will Monza expose Mercedes' vulnerability again?
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Will Monza expose Mercedes' vulnerability again?

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Mercedes won at Spa again last week, but its margin got ever smaller through the weekend as it found its pace limited by the tyre. Will Monza be a similar story or can it stretch its legs?

Mercedes remains Formula 1's undoubted dominant force, but could its baffling performance slump in qualifying at last week's Belgian Grand Prix represent a slight chink in what otherwise seems like impenetrable armour - a small crumb of comfort on which its rivals might seize in Italy?

Mercedes brought a decent engine upgrade to Spa and Nico Rosberg trounced his F1 opposition in Q2 using the soft compound Pirelli tyre, quicker than Red Bull's Max Verstappen could go on the super-soft, which was estimated to be slightly north of a second faster than its yellow-banded cousin. Perfectly predictable on a circuit that suits Mercedes so well.

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