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Hamilton scoops pole as Haas qualify well in Brazil // Cooler conditions confuse teams at Interlagos

Published by Christine Blachford

Hamilton scoops pole as Haas qualify well in Brazil
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There was rain threatening the skies above Interlagos during qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, but the weather had no real impact on proceedings except catching some teams out with the cooler conditions. Manor and Sauber dropped out in Q1, as well as Kevin Magnussen and Jenson Button, who was complaining about a lack of grip.

Williams failed to make it out of Q2, as did both the Toro Rosso drivers. Fernando Alonso was up into the top ten and qualified tenth, whilst Romain Grosjean finished a, quite frankly, astonishing seventh for the Haas F1 team.

Meanwhile, the battle for pole was tense between the two Mercedes drivers but it was Lewis Hamilton who had the upper hand to take the front grid slot for the race tomorrow. He was just a tenth of a second faster than Rosberg, with Kimi Räikkönen and Max Verstappen settling for the second row of the grid. Behind them, Vettel and Ricciardo made it a Red Bull, Ferrari, Red Bull, Ferrari kind of a lineup.