Hamilton on pole in Vettel, Alonso show

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Hamilton_Brazil REUTERS McLaren's Lewis Hamilton celebrates after taking pole position in the qualifying session of the Brazilian F1 Grand Prix.

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday's season-ending Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix on pole position in his farewell to McLaren, with teammate Jenson Button alongside.

Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian Vettel qualified fourth on Saturday with his sole title rival, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, lining up in eighth place.

Vettel, chasing his third title in a row, leads Alonso by 13 points.

The pole was McLaren's first in Brazil since Mika Hakkinen in 2000 and the team's 62nd front-row lockout. – Reuters


1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren

2. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren

3. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull - Renault

4. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) RedBull - Renault

5. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari

6. Pastor Maldonado (Venezuela) Williams - Renault

7. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Force India - Mercedes

8. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari

9. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus - Renault

10. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes

11. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Force India - Mercedes

12. Bruno Senna (Brazil) Williams - Renault

13. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Sauber - Ferrari

14. Michael Schumacher (Germany) Mercedes

15. Kamui Kobayashi (Japan) Sauber - Ferrari

16. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Toro Rosso - Ferrari

17. Jean-Eric Vergne (France) Toro Rosso - Ferrari

18. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus - Renault

19. Vitaly Petrov (Russia) Caterham - Renault

20. Heikki Kovalainen (Finland) Caterham - Renault

21. Timo Glock (Germany) Marussia - Cosworth

22. Charles Pic (France) Marussia - Cosworth

23. Narain Karthikeyan (India) HRT - Cosworth

24. Pedro de la Rosa (Spain) HRT - Cosworth

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