Monza: Lewis Hamilton claimed his first pole position in eight attempts on Saturday when he finally outpaced his Mercedes team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg in qualifying on Saturday for Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. (Racecentre)
The 29-year-old Briton clocked a best lap of 1minute 24.109seconds to take pole by more than two-tenths of a second and boost his hopes of winning to claw back some of Rosberg's 29 points advantage in the title race, with seven races remaining.
The battling duo, who had collided at the Belgian Grand Prix two weekends ago, barely acknowledged each other as they climbed from their cars. There was no handshake and no joyous celebration.