Hamilton takes Monza pole

Lewis Hamilton held off a stunning charge from Force India’s Adrian Sutil to snatch his second pole position of the season.

Kimi Raikkonen gave the Tifosi something to smile about with the third fastest time.

Meanwhile Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button were locked together throughout qualifying, setting the fifth and sixth fastest times respectively.

Pos  Driver       Team                 Q1        Q2        Q3
1.   Hamilton     McLaren-Mercedes     1:23.375  1:22.973  1:24.066
2.   Sutil        Force India-Mercedes 1:23.576  1:23.070  1:24.261
3.   Raikkonen    Ferrari              1:23.349  1:23.426  1:24.523
4.   Kovalainen   McLaren-Mercedes     1:23.515  1:23.528  1:24.845
5.   Barrichello  Brawn-Mercedes       1:23.483  1:22.976  1:25.015
6.   Button       Brawn-Mercedes       1:23.403  1:22.955  1:25.030
7.   Liuzzi       Force India-Mercedes 1:23.578  1:23.207  1:25.043
8.   Alonso       Renault              1:23.708  1:23.497  1:25.072
9.   Vettel       Red Bull-Renault     1:23.558  1:23.545  1:25.180
10.  Webber       Red Bull-Renault     1:23.755  1:23.273  1:25.314
11.  Trulli       Toyota               1:24.014  1:23.611
12.  Grosjean     Renault              1:23.975  1:23.728
13.  Kubica       BMW-Sauber           1:24.001  1:23.866
14.  Fisichella   Ferrari              1:23.828  1:23.901
15.  Heidfeld     BMW-Sauber           1:23.584  1:24.275
16.  Glock        Toyota               1:24.036
17.  Nakajima     Williams-Toyota      1:24.074
18.  Rosberg      Williams-Toyota      1:24.121
19.  Buemi        Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1:24.220
20.  Alguersuari  Toro Rosso-Ferrari   1:24.951