F1 qualifying, Brazilian Grand Prix RECAP – Lewis Hamilton takes provisional pole ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas
- Lewis Hamilton put on a performance after winning the F1 championship title
- 33-year-old Hamilton won fifth world title last weekend at the Mexico Grand Prix
- And he finished ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas during qualifying
- But he faces a possible call from the stewards for a potentially dangerous error
Lewis Hamilton took provisional pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix but was facing a possible call to the stewards for a potentially dangerous error on the very piece of tarmac that helped define his life.
It was at the final corner – on the final lap of the season’s final race of the 2008 season – that the Briton unforgettably passed Timo Glock’s Toyota in the rain to snatch his first world title.
And here on Saturday, with drizzle falling, Hamilton’s concentration lapsed. He did not see Williams’ Sergey Sirotkin coming from behind on a flying lap. The world champion, on a warm-up lap, tried to veer off the racing line but he was too slow in doing so.