Lewis Hamilton failed to set a time on his final lap after choosing to abort his run at the end of sector one, he will start P6.
Press conference with the top three drivers from Chinese Grand Prix...
Mercedes swept the day in Sepang.
The german driver took the win by over 25 seconds.
Two seconds per lap separate medium and soft compounds new tyre rules for qualifying in 2014: One extra set in Q3.
Lewis will be in the car tomorrow for the third day of pre-season testing at Jerez.
Kovalainen told the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat he also cannot be sure that McLaren's gamble on Magnussen will pay off.
If the system had already been in place, both Ferrari drivers would have championships: Massa not Hamilton in 2008, and Alonso not Vettel in 2012.
British Formula 1™ driver Lewis Hamilton MBE was awarded the BRDC’s premier annual award, the BRDC Gold Star, for the fourth time.
The team finished the 2013 season with a total of 360 points and a total of three wins, six further podiums and eight pole positions.
Only four drivers have claimed pole position this year – Vettel, his team mate Mark Webber and the Mercedes line-up of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.