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Lewis Hamilton won't change approach in Italian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton will not change his approach when he starts the Italian Grand Prix on pole following the drama in Spa a fortnight ago.

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Hamilton will be at the front of the grid for the first time since May in Monza after setting the pace in qualifying ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg and Williams driver Valtteri Bottas.

The Brit's world championship hopes suffered a major setback when Rosberg crashed into him early in the Belgian Grand Prix, which resulted in Hamilton failing to finish the race and his team-mate finishing second.

Rosberg, who now holds a 29-point lead over Hamilton, was disciplined by Mercedes as a result of the prang and the duo were told in no uncertain terms that there must be no repeat of the incident.

Hamilton insisted that will not be at the forefront of his mind on Sunday when he attempts to cut the gap to the German in an enthralling battle for the title.

The McLaren driver, thrilled to be on pole for the first time since the Spanish Grand Prix after suffering electric problems on Friday, said the words of warning from team bosses "won't be ringing in my ears at all" when he starts the race in Monza.

"I feel excited for tomorrow, I'm very proud of my guys." added Hamilton.

"My guys on the side of the garage have also been through the difficult time with me and they've done a remarkable job in terms of every time bouncing back and fixing the car and dealing with the difficulties.

"We've done this as a team and it"s great to have another one-two for the team. I'm really proud that I can be up there for them."

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