Lewis Hamilton failed to set a time on his final lap after choosing to abort his run at the end of sector one, he will start P6.
Mercedes powered cars blanked the rest of the field on the podium during today's race in Bahrain.
Mercedes swept the day in Sepang.
The german driver took the win by over 25 seconds.
Two seconds per lap separate medium and soft compounds new tyre rules for qualifying in 2014: One extra set in Q3.
The team finished the 2013 season with a total of 360 points and a total of three wins, six further podiums and eight pole positions.
Only four drivers have claimed pole position this year – Vettel, his team mate Mark Webber and the Mercedes line-up of Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton.
Qualifying in Sao Paulo for the Brazilian Grand Prix was delayed due to the flooded areas on the Interlagos circuit.
Lewis Hamilton qualified in the top five for the 17th time in 19 races this season.
Toto Wolff: "We had two decent sessions today, which further confirmed the tendency already seen this season that our car performs well in mixed conditions."
Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg on top again at Interlagos as he delivers repeat performance.