Sebastian Vettel set a best time of 1m 37.305 on the medium compound tyre to finish 0.115s ahead of his Australian team mate Mark Webber on 1m37.420s.
Leigh Diffey: “This is our Super Bowl. we’re gearing up for the race of the year.”
Dietrich Mateschitz admits the success of 2013 lacked the excitement of some previous triumphs.
Mark Webber: "There were some initial worries about the length of the first sector because it’s long and has a lot of consecutive corners."
Nico Rosberg is not worried, because next year is a great opportunity where everyone will be put back to zero.
Christian Horner's focus is in running a team.
Newly-crowned world champion Sebastian Vettel has won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The majority of drivers started the race on the soft tyre.
Sebastian Vettel wins Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in another dominant performance.
Webber’s 1m39.957s pole lap, the 13th of his career and his second of this season, means that he equals the pole position record for an Australian, established by Jack Brabham.
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.
Mark Webber: "We’re really looking forward to the race tomorrow.”
Red Bulls first and second ahead of Mercedes pairing.
The fastest time of the day was set by Red Bull’s newly-crowned champion Sebastian Vettel.
Sebastian Vette: "...we know the Lotus is quick here, but we also had decent pace today."
While it appears Sauber has two young drivers with the cash flow, the Russian may not be ready for Formula One, leaving a spot for Hulkenberg to remain with the team.
The 2008 World Champion claims the Mercedes factory team will be okay without Ross Brawn.
"Vettel probably cost Webber his first victory" - Dr. Helmut Marko
Infiniti Red Bull Racing secures constructors’ championship for fourth consecutive year.