Saturday, 2 September 2017

Lewis Hamilton breaks all-time record pole positions with 69th career at Italian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton broke the all-time record for pole positions by taking the 69th of his career with a sensational performance in wet qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix.

Hamilton was 1.148 seconds quicker than Red Bull's Max Verstappen in second place as title rival Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari could manage only eighth.

Italian Grand Prix qualifying result

Pole position winner Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, celebrates flanked by third placed Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, left, and second placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands at the end of the qualifying session for Sunday's Italian Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monza racetrack, Italy, Saturday, Sept.2, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

But Vettel will start sixth because of grid penalties for Verstappen and team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, who was third.
Lance Stroll took a stunning fourth.

The Williams driver finished ahead of another notable performer as Frenchman Esteban Ocon took fifth in the Force India.

Lewis Hamilton

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