Hamilton on pole as McLaren lock out front row in Brazil

Lewis Hamilton took his seventh pole of the season beating teammate Jenson Button to the top spot. Championship contenders Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso will start fourth and eighth respectively.

Mark Webber beat teammate Vettel to set the third fastest time. Whilst behind them Felipe Massa out-qualified teammate Alonso and will start tomorrows race from fifth.

Williams looked strong in Brazil with Pastor Maldonado setting the sixth fastest time ahead of Force Indias Nico Hulkenberg in seventh.

Hamilton took pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix

Hamilton took pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen will start ninth ahead of Nico Rosberg in tenth in the Mercedes.

Paul di Resta failed to make Q3 qualifying 11th ahead of Bruno Senna who had looked impressive in Q1. Sauber’s Sergio Perez will start tomorrows race from 13th ahead of Michael Schumacher who set the 14th fastest time at his last Grand Prix.

Kamui Kobayashi will start from 15th ahead of the two Toro Rossos in 16th and 17th.

Romain Grosjean failed to make Q2 for the first time this year after hitting a HRT and losing his front wing. He will start 18th and the incident will be investigated after qualifying. Behind him the two Caterhams beat the two Marussias and HRTs.

Lewis Hamilton will hope a win tomorrow will lift him to third in the drivers championship and help move McLaren ahead of Ferrari in the constructors.

Vettel may have only qualified fourth but finishing there tomorrow whether or not Alonso wins will ensure that he wins his third consecutive championship.


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