Hamilton secured his 11th pole position of the season and equalled his best qualifying year (2015.) when he also took 11 pole positions. In the last race in Abu Dhabi he can beat his own record and record of Nico Rosberg from 2014. when he also took 11 poles from 19 races. Rosberg is the only driver who beat Hamilton in qualifying during the course of the season.
It was only second pole position for Hamilton in Brazil after he led McLaren 1-2 in 2012. in front of his team mate Jenson Button – it was also the last pole and last victory for McLaren.