His Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was second, with Max Verstappen in third for Red Bull.
had looked to have the upper hand over the weekend but Hamilton moved closer and closer to his teammate and when it really mattered pushed the Mercedes to the limits of this supremely challenging circuit.
When they went out again Hamilton pushed though he had done enough; his time did not improve but yellow flags in the first sector, where Esteban Ocon had gone off, meant Bottas had to back off his final quick lap.
Hamilton and Bottas on front row of grid at MugelloVerstappen third, Albon fourth; mixed day for FerrariLewis Hamilton took the first pole position in Formula One at the Mugello circuit for the Tuscan Grand Prix.
His teammate Alex Albon was fourth with one of his best performances.
It was five-hundredths up on Bottas but there was little to chose between them over the first two sectors.
F1 has never raced here before and Hamilton wrote his name into the history books with an imperious lap in the hills of Scarperia.
He went quickest on the first hot laps in Q3 with a time of 1min 15.144sec.
Ferrari, celebrating their 1,000th F1 race, had a mixed afternoon, with Charles Leclerc in fifth but Sebastian Vettel finishing 14th.Bottas
Source: the guardian
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