Lewis Hamilton blazed to his seventh pole position of the season in his final race for McLaren Mercedes in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix this afternoon. The McLaren MP4-27 was the car to have in Interlagos as Jenson Button was just shy of Hamilton to qualify second and lock out the front row.
The Red Bulls were close to McLaren at the top and it was Mark Webber who was the faster car in third, ahead of teammate Sebastian Vettel. However, championship leader Vettel will not be overly disappointed as he is four places ahead of rival Fernando Alonso, who could only manage an 8th fastest time.
Alonso qualified behind teammate Felipe Massa, the Brazilian notching up a strong 5th on the grid at his home race.