McLaren fastest but stage set for a classic

McLaren fastest but stage set for a classic

McLaren may have had the edge on single-lap pace in Friday practice for the Italian Grand Prix, but as Mark Hughes explains, we could be set for a classic as Ferrari, Red Bull, Lotus and Mercedes all threaten to steal the show

If Friday practice is a realistic guide, Monza qualifying is set to be an incredibly closely-fought contest between McLaren and Ferrari, with Mercedes and Lotus also in contention, especially over a race stint.

Red Bull's race pace too looks fully competitive but Sebastian Vettel admits the apparent lack of qualifying speed, evident also at Spa last week, is mystifying.

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