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As Lewis Hamilton qualified only 12th for today's Italian Grand Prix after admitting that he drove "like an idiot", and the Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber crushed their opposition, the pressure on Ferrari ramped up even further as Fernando Alonso angrily declaimed his team after managing only fifth place on the grid for the race he must win if he is to stay in the world championship hunt.
The Basque team was on the verge of extinction
The Spanish driver receives a 'tweak of the ear' for comments after the Hungarian Grand Prix
This weekend will see the Hungarian Grand Prix take place
Sebastian Vettel mastered the tricky conditions to make it back-to-back pole positions to start the new Formula One season.
'Easy' triumph for dark horse but all is not well at McLaren as Button admits new car struggles
Qualifying for the Formula One season opener in Australia will be completed tomorrow after a series of rain delays and darkness prevented the second and third sessions being held on today.
The triple world champion was fastest during practice in Melbourne
Stefano Domenicali wants to see a better start than in recent seasons
Ferrari question validity of Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix result
When Sebastian Vettel snatched the 2010 World Championship from beneath his nose in Abu Dhabi in the last race of the season, insiders say that Fernando Alonso wept inconsolably in the Ferrari garage for an hour and a half. The defeat – based on flawed strategic thinking as Ferrari kept an eye on Mark Webber and shadowed his pit stops instead of watching Vettel, and a lengthy spell trapped behind Vitaly Petrov's fleet Renault with no DRS to facilitate overtaking – cost Englishman Chris Dyer his job at Ferrari and tore out the Spaniard's heart.
Fernando Alonso finally got to quantify in qualifying yesterday the scale of the mountain he has to climb if he is to beat Sebastian Vettel to the World Championship when a gripping Formula One season ends in Brazil this afternoon. And it was of Everest proportions.
Alonso to start Austin race from seventh on the grid
Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian Vettel will start the U.S. Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday with the German perfectly placed to secure his third Formula One title in succession.
Finland's Kimi Raikkonen won an accident-strewn and thrilling Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix for Lotus on Sunday.
Ferrari broke a Formula One curfew at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to help Fernando Alonso in his title battle with Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian Vettel.