Lewis poles in

Well it wasn’t the all-British front row that we’d hope for, but McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton stuck his car on pole position for the inaugural Abu Dhabi GP, the last race of the year.

Incoming world champion Jenson Button had been hinting at his intent to go out on a flyer during practice yesterday, but it turned out not to be as he only got in to fifth, again behind teammate Rubens Barrichello.

However as Jenson showed during his title winning race in Brazil two weeks ago, he may not be the best qualifier but he certainly knows how to drive a race, so we could still end with the Brits fighting at the front of tomorrow’s race.

The Red Bull pair of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber are second and third respectively, which leaves Vettel in a strong position to grab second place in the World Drivers’ Championship, as his teammate is between him and second place rival Rubens.

It’s all shaping up to be a cracking race, and my money’s on Toyota new boy Kobayashi having a punt at an overtake in the car and a half wide pit exit tunnel.

Check BBC Sport for the full line-up, and post the weights below if you see them, as I have a halloween party to get ready for.

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