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Latest update : 2010-09-11

Spanish F1 world champion Fernando Alonso set the fastest lap Saturday to take pole position at the Italian Grand Prix, where he's racing for the first time with the Ferrari team.

AP - Fernando Alonso marked his Ferrari debut at the Italian Grand Prix by taking pole position for the Formula One race.

The two-time world champion from Spain set the pace with a lap of 1 minute, 21.962 seconds Saturday for his 19th career pole. It is the Italian team’s first pole since the 2008 Brazilian GP _ a span of 30 races.

Defending world champion Jenson Button of McLaren finished just over one-tenth of a second slower and will start on the front row Sunday for the first time in 23 races.

Felipe Massa of Ferrari and Mark Webber of Red Bull fill out the second row. F1 leader Lewis Hamilton of McLaren starts fifth.

Sebastian Vettel was sixth for Red Bull, which had taken pole in 12 of the first 13 races this season.

Date created : 2010-09-11

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