Yeongam (South Korea): McLaren`s Lewis Hamilton took the pole position Saturday for the Korean Grand Prix on Sunday, ending Red Bull`s season-long streak.
Hamilton had a lap time of 1 minute, 35.820 seconds - 0.222 seconds faster than Red Bull`s Sebastian Vettel, the German star who wrapped up his second straight F1 drivers championship last weekend in the Japanese Grand Prix. McLaren`s Jenson Button was third, followed by Red Bull`s Mark Webber.
Red Bull had taken pole in all 15 races this season - 12 for Vettel and three for Webber - but couldn`t keep the streak going at the Yeongam track.
McLaren topped the timesheets in all three practice sessions for the team`s 700th Grand Prix.