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2013 Italian Grand Prix weekend in Tweets

2013 Italian Grand PrixPosted on Author Anthony French

McLaren marked their 50th anniversary at Monza but it was Red Bull who ran away with another victory.

Get a glimpse behind the scenes at the Italian Grand Prix. @AnthonyFrench rounds up what the teams and drivers shared on Twitter during the race weekend.

Thursday

Preparation for the last European race of 2013 began while McLaren readied more celebrations for their 50th anniversary.

Friday

Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in first practice but from there on in it was Red Bull all the way with Sebastian Vettel well clear of his pursuers in the afternoon.

Saturday

The Ferrari garage was busy on Saturday as Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo paid a visit along with former Renault team principal Flavio Briatore. However there was some embarrassment as Fernando Alonso criticised his team on the radio after their attempts to have Felipe Massa give him a slipstream went wrong.

Red Bull had little to worry about as they breezed to a comfortable front row lockout.

Sunday

Despite rain shortly before the start, conditions dried up in time for the race and saw Vettel cruise home to his sixth win of the season despite concerns over his gearbox.

Alonso split the RB9s and made his fourth consecutive visit to the Monza podium as a Ferrari driver. Mark Webber tasted champagne on his first appearance on the podium at Monza and his last visit as an F1 driver.

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