Lewis Hamilton wins the Brazilian Formula 1 GP pole as he brings the 10th race win with Sport

Lewis Hamilton wins the Brazilian Formula 1 GP pole as he brings the 10th race win with Sport

Lewis Hamilton followed his title victory in Mexico with another declaration of authority and, thanks to an incomparable round in Interlagos, took the pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix. Sebastian Vettel in Ferrari was second and kept his place after two hours delay, as stewards examined him for violating the rules. Hamilton's Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas finished third.

Hamilton made two sparkling laps in the final session, none of which was consistent, and took the pole position with a new 1min track record of 7,281 seconds. He was a tenth of Vettel and rightly proud of a performance that reflects a season of superlatives.

"It was so close between us that we needed 100% today, not 99," he said. "I was very happy with my lap and I think that as a team we did a great job overall to reach the pole position today. We had to work a lot overnight, and the team was faultless. "

Vettel, whose temperament was challenged by a series of mistakes after his championship assignment, proved almost too restless during the session. The German was referred to the stewards after he had not turned off his engine in Q2 on entering the weighing platform and damaged the device.

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