Dominant Mercedes is unapologetic amid increasing pressure to agree to an engine 'unfreeze' for 2015.
Pastor Maldonado has admitted he is looking forward to Lotus' switch from Renault to Mercedes power for 2015.
All 700 staff members at Mercedes' Brackley headquarters will bank a tasty bonus as a reward for securing the constructors' world championship in Russia, British newspapers report.
Mercedes scored a fifth consecutive front-row lockout - and its ninth in all in 2014.
Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton ended the first session in P1 and P2 respectively, separated by less than a tenth of a second.
F1 protagonists are against the idea.
Lewis Hamilton won the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix with Nico Rosberg second.
Bottas qualified third for the sixth time this season with Felipe Massa fourth.
Lewis Hamilton is second, to complete a front-row lockout for Mercedes
The team completed a total of 108 laps on a trouble-free day for both cars.
Ferrari is continuing to argue for a relaxation of the so-called engine 'freeze'.
Toto Wolff has admitted tension between Mercedes' title-warring teammates is inevitable over the decisive final five races of 2014.
Toto Wolff: "With five races to go and three points separating Lewis and Nico, it is now a straight fight between the two of them and each will be looking to gain the first advantage in Suzuka, one of the best driver's circuits in the sport."
Nico Rosberg was forced to retire in a tense race at the spectacular Marina Bay Street Circuit.
Lewis Hamilton took pole by just seven thousandths of a second from team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Lewis Hamilton sets the fastest time of the day during the second session.
Pascal Wehrlein's 2014 has had both its dizzying highs and its appalling lows.
Round 14 of the 2014 Formula One World Championship brings Mercedes to the Marina Bay Circuit for the Singapore GP.