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Massa gets advantage over Hamilton, takes Brazilian GP pole

Updated: November 1, 2008, 3:25 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Home-crowd favorite Felipe Massa won the pole Saturday for the decisive Brazilian Grand Prix, increasing his chances of overtaking Lewis Hamilton for the Formula One title.

This is the sixth pole of the year for Massa, who needs to finish first or second on Sunday to have a chance of erasing Hamilton's seven-point lead. If the Brazilian wins the race he has to hope Hamilton finishes sixth or lower. Hamilton was fourth in qualifying.

Massa posted a time of 1 minute, ...

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