Lewis Hamilton blistering in Monza

Lewis Hamilton claimed an easy pole at one of his favourite tracks ahead of Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.

Both Mercedes advanced through Q2 on Soft tyres, setting them up for a lengthy opening stint and given their pace advantage should be untroubled in the race tomorrow.

In his final qualifying session in Monza, Felipe Massa failed to make it into the top 10 and will hope that his free choice of tyre will gain him a few positions on Sunday. Teammate Valtteri Bottas crossed the line 0.001 sec ahead of Daniel Ricciardo who once again out-qualified the sister Red Bull of Max Verstappen.

Esteban Gutierrez earned the highest qualifying position for Haas F1 advancing into Q3 for the first time.