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Italian GP 2007


Race Incidents

Restart, Italian GP 2007
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* Lap 1: On pole position for the third time this season, Fernando Alonso beats Lewis Hamilton in the drag to Turn One as the Englishman is swamped by the Ferraris. Hamilton gets sideways at the first chicane, but ultimately holds on to third from Felipe Massa, Kimi Raikkonen, Nick Heidfeld, Robert Kubica, Heikki Kovalainen, Nico Rosberg, Jenson Button, Mark Webber, Rubens Barrichello, Alex Wurz, Jarno Trulli, Giancarlo Fisichella, David Coulthard, Anthony Davidson, Takuma Sato, Ralf Schumacher, Tonio Liuzzi, Adrian Sutil, Sakon Yamamoto and Sebastian Vettel, the last of whom pits for repairs at the lap's end. Alonso opens up a 1.1s lead.

* Lap 2: Sato falls behind Schumacher, Liuzzi and the two Spykers. Coulthard crashes at the Curva Grande shortly after his front wing breaks, following contact with Fisichella, and jams under his chassis. Safety Car deployed.

* Lap 7: Race restarts. Alonso holds off Hamilton and leads by 0.6s.

* Lap 8: Button passes Rosberg, Davidson passes Fisichella.

* Lap 9: Massa pits from third place.

* Lap 10: Alonso leads by 1.3s. Raikkonen is an increasingly distant third. Massa pits to retire.

* Lap 12: Sato passes Yamamoto.

* Lap 15: Trulli passes Wurz.

* Lap 18: Hamilton makes the race's first scheduled stop. He slips to sixth.

* Lap 19: Alonso leads Raikkonen by 12.7s.

* Lap 18: Hamilton pits and drops to sixth.

* Lap 19: Alonso leads Raikkonen by 12.7s.

* Lap 20: Alonso and Yamamoto pit. Raikkonen leads.

* Lap 21: Heidfeld, Kovalainen and Sutil pit. Rosberg passes Button.

* Lap 23: Kubica pits and is delayed by a jammed jack before rejoining.

* Lap 25: Raikkonen pits and slips back to third behind the McLarens.

* Lap 26: Fisichella repasses Davidson.

* Lap 27: Beyond half-distance. Alonso leads Hamilton by 2.2s and Raikkonen by 16.3s.

* Lap 30: Rosberg and Trulli pit.

* Lap 31: Schumacher and Vettel pit.

* Lap 32: Liuzzi pits.

* Lap 33: Button and Fisichella pit.

* Lap 34: Webber, Barrichello and Sato pit.

* Lap 35: Davidson pits.

* Lap 37: Wurz completes the longest first stint. Sutil stops a second time.

* Lap 38: Alonso leads Hamilton by 5.9s and Raikkonen by 29.9s. The Finn's pace suggests he's one-stopping.

* Lap 39: Heidfeld stops.

* Lap 40: Hamilton pits and rejoins behind Raikkonen.

* Lap 41: Kovalainen pits.

* Lap 43: Alonso and Kubica pit. Hamilton passes Raikkonen at Turn One.

* Lap 46: Kubica passes Rosberg for fifth.

* Lap 53: Alonso wins by 6.0s from Hamilton, Raikkonen, Heidfeld, Kubica, Rosberg, Kovalainen, Button, Webber, Barrichello and Trulli. The rest, all lapped, cross the line in the order Fisichella, Wurz, Davidson, Schumacher, Sato, Liuzzi, Vettel, Sutil and Yamamoto.