Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang in a rain-affected session.
Two pit stops expected for the majority of runners tomorrow.
Kimi Raikkonen:: "We know we are quick, but we need to improve in all sectors and, as for myself, I have to drive better.”
Vijay Mallya: "To have Nico and Checo within a thousandth of a second of each other shows that they really pushed the car to its limit."
James Key: “What’s important to highlight from today is the fact that it was both Max and Carlos’ first ever Formula 1 qualifying session."
Daniil Kvyat's qualifying was compromised by a gearbox issue and he is 13th on the start grid for tomorrow's Australian GP
Romain Grosjean end up with the ninth fastest time, and Pastor tenth quickest.
Felipe Nasr just missed out on Q3 and was 11th on tomorrow's grid at Albert Park.
Jenson Button: “It’s going to be a really difficult race for us – we haven’t done a race distance yet, and my longest run is 12 laps..."
The FW37 looked competitive in each qualifying session and Felipe Massa put together an excellent final flying lap in Q3 to take a second row position.
Lewis Hamilton on pole and Nico Rosberg second at Albert Park
Two-stop strategy most likely: three-stop sprint strategy Is also possible.
Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez have to be satisfied with 15th and 17th on start grid.
Ricardo Penteado: "It’s fantastic to see Daniil qualify ahead of both McLarens and Ferraris..."
Eric Boullier: "There’s no reason why both our drivers shouldn’t notch up decent results tomorrow, in fact.”
Vijay Mallya: "We enter the final race of the season with nothing to lose and an outside chance of claiming fifth place – so we will need to give it our all tomorrow."
Sebastian Vettel: "I’m sure tomorrow will be an emotional day, it was already quite emotional getting into the car today."
Valtteri Bottas:: "It is important for the team to get third in the championship and we have set ourselves up well to achieve that."
Nico Rosberg: "I need some help to take the title. It will be tough but these things happen a lot in sport."
Lewis Hamilton was nearly four tenths adrift of his teammate.
Mercedes-powered cars lead the top-4 positions.
Lewis Hamilton isn't phased by qualifying loss as he aims for the race victory.