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Hamilton takes pole for Italian Grand Prix - Lewis and Sutil battle it out, whilst Fisichella struggles

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Hamilton takes pole for Italian Grand Prix
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It’s the 12th September 2009, welcome to F1Minute.

Lewis Hamilton lines up on pole for the Italian Grand Prix tomorrow with his good friend Sutil beside him on the grid. The pair of them battled it out over the last few laps of Q3 for pole, but it was McLaren who ended up on top. They are both quite light though, and we also need to watch out for the Brawn cars, who start 5th and 6th which much heavier fuel loads - they may be one stopping.

Further back, Fisichella starts 14th, having spun the Ferrari in Free Practice 3, crashed into the barriers, and lost some running time. The mechanics fixed the car up in time, but he couldn’t get into Q3, unlike Räikkönen who starts 3rd. Fisi says he is still pretty happy with what he’s achieved though.

Elsewhere, Max Mosley has revealed the idea of running three cars will most likely not come into fruition, not under this Concorde Agreement, anyway. The number of teams would need to reduce before that happens.

That’s all for now, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.