Ferrari had not seemed so confident of success on their home ground in years, especially as their first 1-2 since Rubens Barrichello led Michael Schumacher home in 2004 looked almost a foregone conclusion before the start.
Things looked very good in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix at Monza as poleman Kimi Raikkonen, whose best lap of 1m 19.119sec was the fastest any Formula One car had ever done, led Sebastian Vettel into the first chicane. But then the wheels began to fall off the Ferrari challenge.
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