At Hockenheim, Germany, McLaren's Lewis Hamilton edged Felipe Massa on the final lap Saturday to take the pole position for the German Grand Prix.

Hamilton went around in 1 minute, 15.666 seconds on his last lap to beat the Ferrari driver by 0.193 seconds and start first on the grid for the third time this season.

"I knew I had it in me, I knew we had the pace," said Hamilton, who dominated Friday's practice. He is coming off a 68-second victory at the British GP that gave him the advantage in a three-way tie atop the Formula One standings.