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Lewis Hamilton’s 2015 Italian GP Pole Overshadowed by Mercedes Engine Concerns

The result, they will argue, speaks for itself. Lewis Hamilton has another pole position, his 11th of the year, and Mercedes have maintained their 100 per cent record in qualifying in the 2015 Formula One season. The team's decision, as reported by's Jonathan Noble, to spend all their remaining engine-development tokens in time for the Italian Grand Prix—giving them a welcome power boost at the high-speed Monza circuit—was justified by a glance at the timing screens alone. Hamilton's latest pole-setting time of one minute, 23.397 seconds was just 0.234 seconds faster than the lap produced by second-placed Kimi Raikkonen, per the official F1 website, an advantage that may well have been a deficit had Mercedes deci...

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