Nico Hulkenberg qualifying in P17 and Sergio Perez in P18
Romain Grosjean: "We are hoping for points tomorrow like we scored at the last two races."
Marcus Ericsson: “Overall it is a bit disappointing. We are starting further down the grid than we had hoped for."
Daniil Kvyat: "...step by step we will get there."
Fernando Alonso: "...we’re definitely unlocking more of the car’s potential,"
Ferrari third and seventh.
Nico Rosberg: "It's been a positive start but Sunday is where it really counts..."
Valtteri Bottas: "It's always a good feeling to split the Ferraris."
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.