Lewis Hamilton on pole position at Monza

Building on his performances in free practice, Lewis Hamilton signed his eleventh pole position of the season at Monza, and precedes the two Ferraris of Kimi Räikkönen and Sebastian Vettel.

Published on 05/09/2015 à 15:26

Pierre Tassel

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Lewis Hamilton on pole position at Monza

It only took one attempt to Lewis Hamilton to secure his eleventh pole position of the year at Monza in Italy. Author of a tour in 1'23 "397 on his first attempt in Q3, the driver Mercedes was not worried by his rivals during the second passes.

Behind the double world champion, who signs his seventh consecutive pole, it is Kimi Räikkönen which was closest to the No. 06 Mercedes W44 Hybrid by climbing to the front row, 234 thousandths behind the Briton. The Finn took advantage of his last lap to come ahead his teammate at Ferrari Sebastian Vettel, third at 288 thousandths.

The disappointment of the session comes from Nico Rosberg. The German, whose W06 Hybrid was equipped with the Power Unit used in the race at Spa and not benefiting new features introduced by Mercedes in Italy, following the discovery of a still unidentified problem after free practice 3, was unable to rise to the level of his teammate and will start in fourth position.

Both Williams by Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas take the third row and precede the Force India of Sergio Pérez and the Lotus E23 of Romain Grosjean. Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), who was forced to stop at the start of the pitlane in Q3, reporting a loss of power, and Marcus Ericsson (Sauber) complete the top 10.

Le clan Renault did not shine in qualifying in Italy. Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso) is the best representative of the Losange in 13th position ahead of the Red Bull by Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo, who was forced to use the engine fitted yesterday after a problem this morning in free practice 3.

Max Verstappen, whose engine cover of his Toro Rosso came off during his only lap of Q1, brings up the rear behind the McLaren and the Manors. Remember that the pilots Toro Rosso, Red Bull and McLaren to face multiple penalties following changes to their Power Units.

The Italian Grand Prix will take place tomorrow from 14 p.m. will be followed live on our website. Photos from the transalpine weekend can be viewed here.

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