Germany's Sebastian Vettel has once again won the world championship in Formula 1 racing, for the fourth time in a row. The Red Bull driver secured the title with three races still to go in the season.
After a number of rain delays, Lewis Hamilton powered through to his 69th career pole position, breaking Michael Schumacher's record in the process. The Briton is closing in on championship leader Sebastian Vettel.
Newly-crowned world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out early in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, leaving the path clear for Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas. Germany's Sebastian Vettel will start in second.
Hamilton is 59 points ahead of Sebastian Vettel in the standings. If the race goes well for him, the Briton could clinch his fourth Formula One title on Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton smashed the old record by Michael Schumacher to gain the inside track for Sunday's race in Suzuka. Lining up alongside him will be rival Sebastian Vettel, who needs a big performance to catch Hamilton.
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