Nico Hulkenberg: "Points will be the goal tomorrow..."
To claim his front row slot, Vettel did a 1.32.982, beating Nico Rosberg (1.33.129) in the other Mercedes.
Nico Rosberg set to line up third on the grid after an enthralling qualifying session under the Sakhir spotlights.
Romain Grosjean: "I was expecting to go out earlier so to achieve Q3 for the fourth time in a row feels very good."
Marcus Ericsson: "Certainly, we would have liked to be in Q3 again, but overall we did a decent job. We are in good shape for tomorrow’s race."
Valtteri Bottas: "I’m not unhappy to get P5 as it is representative of our pace."
Pastor Maldonado placed eleventh during qualifying for the Chinese Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel: "It is a shame that we couldn’t put both cars side by side."
After making it into Q2 with just one option tyre run each, both drivers showed good pace throughout the session.
Both Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson put in strong drives in the Sauber C34-Ferrari and managed to make it into Q3.
James Key: "Max did an outstanding job considering that we’ve never faced these conditions with him in the past and he nailed it."
Sahara Force India survived the rain storms in Sepang today.
Kimi Raikkonen, eleventh at the time in 1.42.173, was unable to make the cut into the top ten.
Daniel Ricciardo: "We’re behind Mercedes and Ferrari, but we are ahead of the Williams..."
Marcus Ericsson: "It has been a great weekend so far. I was able to finish every session in a top ten position,"
Valtteri Bottas: "I am a little disappointed with how the day turned out."
Dramatic afternoon session in Sepang sees Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg take first and third position during qualifying for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix.
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.”