Fernando Alonso ended up third for Scuderia Ferrari with team-mate Felipe Massa ninth to give him a fifth row start in his home race tomorrow.
Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa completed 47 laps, 23 for the former and one more for the latter.
Mercedes drivers have a slightly different view on Massa's move to Williams team.
Massa insists he will remain a "professional" racing driver in his own right at Williams.
The Spanish Ferrari man cannot be overtaken now.
The Spaniard is in sixth place on the grid, starting alongside the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton.
Claire Williams hinted that "a number of announcements we will be making over the coming weeks"
The new line-up reflects Williams' determination to bring success back to the team.
After twelve years, the end of an important page in the history books for Felipe the man and for the team he grew up.
Felipe Massa finished eighth and Fernando Alonso failed to make the cut into Q3 and will start tomorrow’s race from eleventh on the grid.
Mark Webber stunned the paddock and the Red Bull team by pinching the pole out of the hands of his team mate on the Yas Marina Circuit.