The Straits Times
Published on Sep 08, 2012

Formula One: Hamilton takes pole at Italian Grand Prix


MONZA, Italy (AFP) - British driver Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position in Sunday's Italian Grand Prix after qualifying fastest in his McLaren here on Saturday.

The 2008 world champion timed 1min 24.010sec to secure his fourth pole of the season ahead of compatriot and team-mate Jenson Button, who won last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix and recorded a fastest time of 1.24.133.

Hamilton had got into trouble with his team and angered Button when he tweeted secret details of their telemetry at last weekend's race which had to be removed as it handed their rivals vital information.