Sebastian Vettel and teammate Mark Webber were both displeased. For Vettel, the cause was a technical fault. Webber's problem, though, was another driver. The Red Bull driver was all over Nico Hülkenberg for a number of laps. The Australian driver said angrily, "I'll have nightmares because of that guy Hülkenberg. It was like he was driving on a different track. He took weird racing lines and made loads of mistakes too, but went unpunished."
"Perhaps I should have slip-streamed him through the chicane. I finally got past him but it cost me a lot of time," he continued. Hülkenberg's view of the scrap was very different. "It was a fine duel. Yes, I cut across the chicane. I had a real fight on my hands. Webber was piling on the pressure. That's how it happened. When he overtook, I just let him go," said the German driver.
With regard to the world championship and the points available in Monza, Webber tried to remain cool. "It's always like that in Monza. You get up close behind your opponent and you slip back down the field on the Parabolica," said Webber. He scored eight points for his sixth place and leads the world championship table once more. Despite that, Webber was still not totally happy. "We missed out on points today. That's very disappointing for us, but it could have been worse," commented the Australian, adding, "Lewis had a truly awful day today."