Hamilton delighted with pole at last McLaren race
24 November 2012 – Lewis Hamilton and McLaren have ended their relationship with the 2008 Champion’s first pole position in Brazil. Not only do the Woking team beat Red Bull to four front row lock-outs in 2012, but they have bookended the season with the achievement.
“It’s been a good weekend so far,” said Hamilton, whose best Interlagos race result to date is third place in 2009. “I’m very grateful to be able to put the car on the front row and have a one-two in my last qualifying with Jenson – it’s just fantastic by the team.
“I hope we can put in something nice for tomorrow. I think the weather might be tricky, more of a lottery than anything, but I do think we’ve put ourselves in a really good position. We need to work together as a team and will do all we can to get a top result.”
Hamilton’s seventh pole of 2012 means he has moved one ahead of Sebastian Vettel and claimed the most P1 spots in qualifying this year. At the same time, he has racked up a 26th career pole to draw level with former McLaren title winner Mika Häkkinen.