Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Italian Grand Prix with a lap he called “half decent”. He beat team-mate Jenson Button by a tenth. Felipe Massa kept Ferrari fans happy with third, but Fernando Alonso was back in 10th, after troubles getting the car working.
Paul di Resta was fourth but will drop five places to ninth. Michael Schumacher was fifth ahead of Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Kimi Raikkonen and Kamui Kobayashi.