Lewis Hamilton continued his run of form that he has been on in recent races to take pole position at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Saturday (26 November). The Briton is chasing teammate Nico Rosberg, who qualified second, in the championship and has to win the race to have a chance of retaining his Drivers' Championship title.
The German, on the other hand, just needs to finish on the podium on race day to be crowned world champion for the first time in his career. Mercedes were always the favourite to lock out the front row despite Ferrari showing a good turn of pace during the final practice session.
The second and third rows were shared by Ferrari and Red Bull as they continue their battle to be the best of the rest, which has been won by the latter after they sealed the second place in the constructors' championship ahead of the final race.
All eyes will be on the championship battle and the crucial opening lap and run down to turn 1, where anything can happen. There have been a number of incidents in the opening corner this season, but if both Mercedes get away cleanly, Rosberg will be the favourite to lift his maiden title.
Where to watch live
The race starts at 1pm GMT on Sunday (27 November), with Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD providing live TV coverage. Real-time internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website.
Top 10 after qualifying at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi:
|3||DANIEL RICCIARDO||RED BULL RACING||1:39.589|
|6||MAX VERSTAPPEN||RED BULL RACING||1:39.818|
|7||NICO HULKENBERG||FORCE INDIA||1:40.501|
|8||SERGIO PEREZ||FORCE INDIA||1:40.519|