Lewis Hamilton happy to be on pole at Monza

Lewis Hamilton
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McLaren's Lewis Hamilton is pleased to be starting Sunday's Italian Grand Prix in pole position.

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton is pleased to be starting the Italian Grand Prix in pole position on Sunday.

The 27-year-old will start ahead of his teammate Jenson Button and Ferrari's Felipe Massa.

"I had much better laps in practice but generally I can't complain," Hamilton is quoted as saying by the BBC. "I didn't think that lap was anywhere near good enough.

"I had Kimi [Raikkonen] and the two Ferraris in front and I wasn't able to better it. I'm happy for the team because they have been doing a fantastic job. To have us both up here is what they deserve.

"It's a beautiful track, and the more you drive it you respect it more and more. Also the fans here are fantastic, great people who love motor racing. It's great to see."

Championship leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari finished 10th.

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3Red Bull184
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6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
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18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
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20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
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