Lewis Hamilton has secured pole position at the Brazilian Grand Prix after edging out Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.
Defending champion Hamilton needs to win at Interlagos on Sunday (13 November) to stand any opportunity of denying Rosberg the 2016 Drivers' Championship.
And the Briton did what he had to do in qualifying, finishing 0.102 seconds ahead of the German.
Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen finished in third place ahead of Red Bull's Max Verstappen. Raikkonen's Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel secured fifth place with Daniel Ricciardo in sixth.
Rosberg's nine victories in 2016 have seen him amass 349 points, while Hamilton currently sits second on 330. Rosberg needs to win seven or more points on Sunday to clinch the championship.
Nothing more than two further victories will do now for Hamilton. In addition to winning, he essentially needs Rosberg not to finish second in both Brazil and the season-ending race in Abu Dhabi on 27 November.
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