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Bottas on pole after Hamilton crashes out

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton in the paddock after crashing out of qualifying in the Brazilian Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas took pole position for the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday after Mercedes team mate and newly-crowned four-times world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed without setting a lap time.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will join the Finn on the front row of the starting grid with his Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen third and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen fourth.

Hamilton, who clinched his fourth world championship in Mexico two weeks ago, had been hoping for a 12th pole of the season but spun into the barrier at turn seven in the opening session.

It looked a simple mistake by Britain’s most successful racing driver of all time, and last year’s winner from pole at Interlagos. Hamilton will now have to fight back through the field for the second race in a row.

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