Hamilton earns Singapore GP pole

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 22, 2012

VALENCIA, SPAIN - FEBRUARY 02: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes faces questions from the media in the paddock during winter testing at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on February 2, 2010 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has claimed pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix, qualifying ahead of Williams' Pastor Maldonado on Saturday. Hamilton gave McLaren its fourth consecutive pole position for the first time since 1999. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, who was fastest in all three practice sessions, qualified third, ahead of McLaren's Jenson Button and championship leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari. Red Bull's Mark Webber was seventh, while Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen, who is third in the championship standings, was 12th.
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