Italian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton happy with 'smooth' qualifying

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he is pleased to have had a "smooth" qualifying session after taking pole position for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Hamilton has suffered a string of qualifying mishaps in recent races but was 0.274 seconds faster than team-mate Nico Rosberg to claim his first pole in eight races.

The pole is Hamilton's third at Monza in six years following his front-row starts in 2009 and 2012 while driving for McLaren.

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