Hamilton posts fastest lap in F1 history to take pole at Monza

05 September 2020 - 16:27 By Reuters
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W11 on track during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 05, 2020 in Monza, Italy.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W11 on track during qualifying for the F1 Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 05, 2020 in Monza, Italy.
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Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday with the fastest lap in Formula One history.

The Mercedes driver smashed the Monza track record with a sensational lap of one minute 18.887 seconds to lead team mate Valtteri Bottas in another front row lockout. It was the 94th pole of Hamilton's career.

McLaren's Carlos Sainz qualified third, with Racing Point's Sergio Perez fourth. Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel will line up 13th and 17th respectively for their team's home race.


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