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Another boost for Vettel's title charge.

SEBASTIAN VETTEL moved a step closer to collecting a fourth straight world drivers championship after he won the Italian Grand Prix at Monza yesterday, writes Adam Scriven. The German is 53 points clear of Fernando Alonso with seven races left and he was cut to 1-25 from 1-10 for the championship.

Bookmakers expected Vettel to dominate - he started at 4-7 after securing pole - and he did not disappoint favourite backers as the 26-year-old recorded his third Monza success and his sixth win in 12 races this season.

Fernando Alonso was second and Vettel's team-mate Mark Webber finished third with Red Bull now no better than 1-100 to take the constructors title.

Vettel, who was jeered by the fanatical Ferrari supporters, is evens with Hills to take the title in Abu Dhabi with two races remaining and it's 8-1 he fails to make it four in a row.

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button finished ninth and tenth respectively with Hamilton third in the drivers championship. Drivers championship standings: 1 S Vettel 222 pts, 2 F Alonso 169, 3 L Hamilton 141, K Raikkonen 141, 5 M Webber 130; Constructors: 1 Red Bull 352 pts, 2 Ferrari 248, 3 Mercedes 245.

Hills - GP Vettel wins title: Evs Abu Dhabi, 7-4 India, 6 USA, 10 Brazil, 20 bar.


Sebastian Vettel won his sixth race of the season at Monza
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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Sep 9, 2013
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