2012 BRAZIL GP: McLAREN FASTEST TEAM

No room for title contenders
McLaren swept the front row for the Formula 1 title decider in Brazil, with Lewis Hamilton denying Jenson Button pole position as championship rivals Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso ended up only fourth and eighth on the grid. Neither Vettel or Alonso looked like they had the pace to fight for pole as McLaren took charge of Q3.
Pos      Driver             Team           Time        Gap   
 1.  Lewis Hamilton        McLaren        1:12.458
 2.  Jenson Button         McLaren        1:12.513   + 0.055
 3.  Mark Webber           Red Bull       1:12.581   + 0.123
 4.  Sebastian Vettel      Red Bull       1:12.760   + 0.302
 5.  Felipe Massa          Ferrari        1:12.987   + 0.529
 6.  Pastor Maldonado      Williams       1:13.174   + 0.716***
 7.  Nico Hulkenberg       Force India    1:13.206   + 0.748
 8.  Fernando Alonso       Ferrari        1:13.253   + 0.795
 9.  Kimi Raikkonen        Lotus          1:13.298   + 0.840
10.  Nico Rosberg          Mercedes AMG   1:13.489   + 1.031
Q2 Fastet time: S.Vettel 1:13.209                             
11.  Paul di Resta         Force India    1:14.121   + 0.912
12.  Bruno Senna           Williams       1:14.219   + 1.010
13.  Sergio Perez          Sauber         1:14.234   + 1.025
14.  Michael Schumacher    Mercedes AMG   1:14.334   + 1.125
15.  Kamui Kobayashi       Sauber         1:14.380   + 1.171
16.  Daniel Ricciardo      Toro Rosso     1:14.574   + 1.365
17.  Jean-Eric Vergne      Toro Rosso     1:14.619   + 1.410
Q1 Fastest time: L.Hamilton 1:15.075                                 
18.  Romain Grosjean       Lotus          1:16.967   + 1.892
19.  Vitaly Petrov         Caterham       1:17.073   + 1.998
20.  Heikki Kovalainen     Caterham       1:17.086   + 2.011
21.  Timo Glock            Marussia       1:17.508   + 2.433
22.  Charles Pic           Marussia       1:18.104   + 3.029
23.  Narain Karthikeyan    HRT            1:19.576   + 4.501
24.  Pedro de la Rosa      HRT            1:19.699   + 4.624
107% time: 1:20.330
*** Maldonado relegated ten places