Vettel makes history with Italian GP win

Updated: 14 September 2008 15:56 IST

Toro Rosso's Sebastian Vettel has become the youngest driver to win a Formula One race after finishing first in a wet Italian Grand Prix.

Vettel makes history with Italian GP win
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Monza, Italy:

Toro Rosso's Sebastian Vettel has become the youngest driver to win a Formula One race after finishing first in a wet Italian Grand Prix from pole position.

The 21-year-old German driver edged Heikki Kovalainen of McLaren by 12.5 seconds on the slick Monza circuit on Sunday.

BMW-Sauber's Robert Kubica was third ahead of Fernando Alonso of Renault, while Nick Heidfeld of BMW-Sauber was fifth.

Lewis Hamilton, who started 15th, finished seventh to maintain his lead in the overall drivers' standings over Felipe Massa of Ferrari, whose sixth-place finish left him trailing the McLaren driver by one point with four races left.

Topics : Formula 1 Michael Schumacher Brawn Honda Giancarlo Fisichella Lewis Hamilton Sepang International Circuit McLaren
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