Formula 1: Hamilton takes Pole at the Italian GP ahead of Raikkonen and Vettel

Formula 1: Hamilton takes Pole at the Italian GP ahead of Raikkonen and Vettel

Formula 1: Hamilton takes Pole at the Italian GP ahead of Raikkonen and Vettel

Written by Lahiru Fernando

05 Sep, 2015 | 7:41 pm

The Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix wrapped up its qualifying session at Monza today (September 5) with Mercedes’ 2014 Championship title winning driver Lewis Hamilton clocking in the fastest time of 1 minute 23.397 seconds to take Pole Position.

Hamilton eased to his 11th pole position in 12 races this year as he dominated qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix, leaving his team-mate and closest title rival, Nico Rosberg at fourth place.

The duo from the dominating Mercedes team were separated by Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel of Italy’s own Scuderria Ferrari.

The Iceman-Raikkonen, the 2007 World Champion who is the last known Championship winning driver of Ferrari, clocked in a time of One minute 23.631 seconds to take second place on the grid and stay ahead of team-mate and Four time World Champion Sebastian Vettel, who posted a time of One minute 23.685 seconds to take third in the second row.


Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas qualified fifth and sixth.

Pole for Hamilton today was his seventh in succession, one short of the great Ayrton Senna’s all-time record of eight.

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