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F1 witnesses youngest triple champion

11-26-2012 10:31 BJT

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The Formula One drivers’ championship will be settled in Brazil this evening with the final 71 laps of the season. Either Sebastien Vettel or Fernando Alonso will take home the crown. Whoever wins, they will become the youngest three time champion in the history of the sport.

will start the season-ending race in fourth place, a position good enough to secure his third title in a row if he keeps it on Sunday.

The 25-year-old German is sure to move up during the race, with Australian team mate Mark Webber starting alongside in third place and it would be no surprise if he is passed by Vettel.

Englishman Jenson Button secured a front-row start with the second fastest time of the day.

Fernando Alonso, 13 points adrift of Vettel, has to finish on the podium to have any hope of taking his third title and the Spaniard gave himself a mountain to climb, starting from eighth.

Alonso can also count on the support of his Brazilian team mate Felipe Massa, who qualified fifth at his home circuit but is sure to let the title contender him pass should the opportunity arise.

Lewis Hamilton’s pole, the 26th of his career, is McLaren’s first in Brazil since 2000 and the Briton will start next to Button in the team’s 62nd front-row lockout. Hamilton is moving to Mercedes next season after what will be an emotional farewell to a team that has been part of his life since he was 13 years old.

Lewis Hamilton, Has Pole for Brazilian GP, said, "It has been a good weekend so far. I’m grateful to be able to put the car on the front row and to have a 1-2 qualifying with Jenson in the same team and yeah. Fantastic job by the team and so grateful for all the opportunities they have given me. I hope we can turn it into something really positive tomorrow."


Editor:Lu Jiaying |Source:

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