Mercedes and Williams dominating qualifying.
Both Williams drivers showed strong and consistent pace in all three sessions to lock out the second row of the grid.
Adrian Sutil: "We put in a great performance today, and we deserved to make it into Q3 for the first time this year."
Kevin Magnussen: "This is where we are with the car right now”
Lewis Hamilton completed a Mercedes front row lock out at the Circuit of the Americas.
Sebastian Vettel was only able to do one lap!
Rosberg takes pole for the ninth time this season.
Eric Boullier: "Okay, P4 and P6 amount to our best cumulative qualifying performance of the year."
Valtteri Bottas: "Third is a good result and we have strong race pace so hopefully we can battle with the Mercedes cars and secure another podium finish tomorrow."
Mercedes scored a fifth consecutive front-row lockout - and its ninth in all in 2014.
Lewis Hamilton will start the inaugural Russian Grand Prix from the front of the grid after claiming his seventh pole position of the season at the Sochi Autodrom.
Adrian Sutil: "I believe, based on the current weather forecast, we could have good opportunities tomorrow.”
Kimi Raikkonen had a much tougher time of it, ending up tenth out of ten in the final part of the session.
Daniil Kvyat: "It’s been a very special Saturday here in Japan today, as I was told that I would be driving for Infiniti Red Bull Racing next year."
Pastor Maldonado setting the seventeenth fastest time and Romain Grosjean the eighteenth quickest at Suzuka
Jenson Button: "I’ll just take whatever the weather brings tomorrow.”
Both drivers talk about Sebastian Vettel decision to leave the team.
Bottas qualified third for the sixth time this season with Felipe Massa fourth.