Lewis completed a double podium in P3.
Nico Rosberg gets P2 claiming his fourth consecutive front row grid slot
Lewis topped the times in both sessions, with Nico finishing the morning in P9 and the afternoon in P2.
Mercedes-Benz motorsport boss Toto Wolff says the return of refuelling to Formula 1 will not happen if it proves to be too expensive.
Nico Rosberg: "It's still early days in the season so it's good to close the points gap to Lewis."
Nico Rosberg: "It's been a positive start but Sunday is where it really counts..."
Nico Rosberg topped the morning session and Lewis Hamilton dominated the afternoon practice session.
Falling track and air temperatures add extra complexity to strategy decisions.
Victory for Lewis Hamilton and third place for Nico Rosberg after a tense and hotly contested battle in the desert.
F1 engine manufacturers have agreed that any move towards 1000bhp engines for 2017 must involve the current V6 engine configuration as a starting point, according to Toto Wolff.
Nico Rosberg set to line up third on the grid after an enthralling qualifying session under the Sakhir spotlights.
Lewis Hamilton: "Last year was my first win here and it was definitely one I'll remember after a great fight with Nico."
Lewis Hamilton leads home Nico Rosberg at the Shanghai International Circuit
Lewis Hamilton topped the times in both sessions, with Nico Rosberg finishing the morning in P2 and the afternoon in P5.
Dramatic afternoon session in Sepang sees Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg take first and third position during qualifying for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix.
Nico Rosberg topped the times during the morning session, with Lewis Hamilton claiming top spot in the afternoon.
The Three Pointed Star offered to help keep the German Grand Prix alive in 2015 by footing half of the promoter's bill.
Friday’s news that neither Hockenheim nor the Nurburgring would stage the German GP in 2015 dismayed many – but not our Kate Walker.
The result marks the 30th Formula One victory for the Silver Arrows