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Charles Leclerc put Ferrari on pole position for their home Italian Formula One Grand Prix in a qualifying session that ended in farce and with drivers under investigation.

Five times world champion Lewis Hamilton joined the 21-year-old Monegasque on the front row for Mercedes, with finish team mate Valtteri Bottas third and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel fourth.

The last lap saw nine drivers cruising around, weaving and braking but with nobody willing to take the lead, and only Mclaren's Carlos Sainz making it to the line in time for a final fast lap. He ended up seventh.

Stewards said in a note on the timing screens that the last lap was under investigation.

Ferrari's army of fans were left celebrating anyway in grandstands strewn with banners from all over Italy declaring their passion and loyalty.

The pole was Leclerc's fourth of the season and second in a row. The Monegasque will be chasing his second successive victory after winning for the first time in Belgium last weekend.