Williams's Hulkenberg Wins Brazilian Grand Prix Pole Ahead of Red Bulls

Nico Hulkenberg of Williams beat Red Bull teammates Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber to claim pole position for tomorrow’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

Hulkenberg, who is 15th in the season standings, posted a time of 1 minute, 14.470 seconds on the final qualifying lap at Interlagos. The German’s best start this season was fifth at the Malaysian Grand Prix in April.

Vettel will start next to Hulkenberg, with Webber and McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton on row two. The Red Bull team had started from pole in 14 of the 17 races this season.

Series leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari, who can win the season title tomorrow, will start fifth. Williams’s Rubens Barrichello, Renault’s Robert Kubica, Mercedes’s Michael Schumacher, Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Renault’s Vitaly Petrov round out the top 10 qualifiers.

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