Brazilian GP: Lewis Hamilton on pole, Sebastian Vettel strikes crucial blow

Lewis Hamilton's teammate Jenson Button will begin Sunday's race from just behind him.

updated: November 25, 2012 11:18 IST
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Sao Paulo: Lewis Hamilton oozed with pride on Saturday after making sure he will start his 110th and final race for McLaren from pole position in Sunday's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.

On a tense afternoon, in changing weather conditions, Hamilton and team-mate Jenson Button upstaged title fighters Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso by locking out the front row of the grid.

Hamilton produced a dramatic and supremely fast final qualifying lap to outstrip all his rivals and maintain his end-of-season domination as McLaren delivered their fourth lockout of the year.

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