His matchless speed into the Monza corner was crucial to Fernando Alonso's second pole position of the season. By MARK HUGHES
The key moment was probably Fernando Alonso's entry into the Parabolica on his first new-tyre run. The McLaren twitched once, twice, small, rapid corrections of opposite lock from Alonso well before the apex. Only then did it settle, at the perfect millisecond, to allow him to let the car run free right out to the edge of the track.
That car was not going to go in there any faster than that. Lewis Hamilton's hadn't a few seconds earlier. Lewis, in fact - nip and tuck with his team-mate after the first two sectors - lost a big chunk of time to Fernando here, despite being fuelled slightly lighter, courtesy of having run his burn-off laps significantly faster.
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