Brazilian GP: Hamilton claims pole, Vettel to start fourth

Last Updated: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 23:18

Sao Paulo: McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton won the pole position for the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday after clocking a time of 1 minute, 12.458 seconds.

Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel will start fourth and title challenger Fernando Alonso eighth.

Vettel`s Red Bull teammate Mark Webber will start third after a lap of 1:12.581, and Ferrari`s Felipe Massa fifth after clocking 1:12.987.

Alonso only managed a lap of 1:13.253, hurting his chances of overtaking Vettel for the championship.

Red Bull’s Vettel needs to finish fourth or better on Sunday to become F1`s youngest three-time champion at age 25.

Meanhwile Alonso who is also seeking his third title, will need at least a podium finish to have any chance of overcoming the 13-point deficit in the standings.

Agencies



First Published: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 23:18

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