25 Nov 2012

Hamilton on pole for McLaren in Brazil

7:12 am on 25 November 2012

Lewis Hamilton will start Monday's season-ending Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix on pole position in his farewell to McLaren, with team-mate Jenson Button alongside.

Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian Vettel qualified fourth 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.