2012 ITALIAN GP: HAMILTON ON POLE, FERRARI IN SHOCK!!!

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button locked out an all-McLaren front row as Fernando Alonso's challenge for pole position at Ferrari's home Italian Grand Prix fell apart in Q3. The result was McLaren's 63rd front row sweep in F1, which set a new record.

Felipe Massa snatch some pride for Ferrari in third. It had looked like Alonso would challenge the McLarens but when it came to Q3 he spent his first run offering Massa a slipstream tow, but a suspected rear anti-roll bar issue prevented him improving on his last lap. Home Italians fans stood shocked.
 P.     DRIVER               TEAM                TIME       GAP
 1.  Lewis Hamilton      McLaren-Mercedes      1:24.010
 2.  Jenson Button       McLaren-Mercedes      1:24.133  + 0.123
 3.  Felipe Massa        Ferrari               1:24.247  + 0.237
 4.  Paul di Resta       Force India-Mercedes  1:24.304  + 0.294
 5.  Michael Schumacher  Mercedes AMG          1:24.540  + 0.530
 6.  Sebastian Vettel    Red Bull-Renault      1:24.802  + 0.792
 7.  Nico Rosberg        Mercedes AMG          1:24.833  + 0.823
 8.  Kimi Raikkonen      Lotus-Renault         1:24.855  + 0.845
 9.  Kamui Kobayashi     Sauber-Ferrari        1:25.109  + 1.099
10.  Fernando Alonso     Ferrari               1:25.678  + 1.668
Q2 Fastest time: F.ALonso 1:24.242                         Gap
11.  Mark Webber         Red Bull-Renault      1:24.809  + 0.567
12.  Pastor Maldonado    Williams-Renault      1:24.820  + 0.578
13.  Sergio Perez        Sauber-Ferrari        1:24.901  + 0.659
14.  Bruno Senna         Williams-Renault      1:25.042  + 0.800
15.  Daniel Ricciardo    Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1:25.312  + 1.070
16.  Jerome d'Ambrosio   Lotus-Renault         1:25.408  + 1.166
17.  Jean-Eric Vergne    Toro Rosso-Ferrari    1:25.441  + 1.199
Q1 Fastest time: F.Alonso 1:24.175                         Gap 
18.  Heikki Kovalainen   Caterham-Renault      1:26.382  + 2.207
19.  Vitaly Petrov       Caterham-Renault      1:26.887  + 2.712
20.  Timo Glock          Marussia-Cosworth     1:27.039  + 2.864
21.  Charles Pic         Marussia-Cosworth     1:27.073  + 2.898
22.  Narain Karthikeyan  HRT-Cosworth          1:27.441  + 3.266
23.  Pedro de la Rosa    HRT-Cosworth          1:27.629  + 3.454
24.  Nico Hulkenberg     Force India-Mercedes
107 per cent time: 1m30.076s