Mark Webber produced a brilliant performance in qualifying at Yas Marina on Saturday evening to beat Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel to pole position.

The Australian put together three near-perfect sectors on his final Q3 run to record a lap of 1m 39.957s – just over a tenth of a second quicker than Vettel’s best effort. Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg was third, with team mate Lewis Hamilton spinning as he tried to improve his position.

Pos. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. Australia Mark Webber Red Bull Racing 1:39.957 17
02. Deutschland Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing 1:40.075 12
03. Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:40.419 18
04. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:40.501 19
05. Finland Kimi Raikkonen* Lotus F1 1:40.542 20
06. Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sauber F1 1:40.576 21
07. France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 1:40.997 21
08. Brazil Felipe Massa Scuderia Ferrari 1:41.015 18
09. Mexico Sergio Perez Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:41.068 20
10. Australia Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.111 21
11. Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 1:41.093 15
12. United Kingdom Paul di Resta Sahara Force India 1:41.133 19
13. United Kingdom Jenson Button Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:41.200 15
14. France Jean-Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:41.279 15
15. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams F1 1:41.395 16
16. Finland Valtteri Bottas Williams F1 1:41.447 14
17. Mexico Esteban Gutiérrez Sauber F1 1:41.999 8
18. Deutschland Adrian Sutil Sahara Force India 1:42.051 10
19. Holland Giedo van der Garde Caterham F1 Team 1:43.252 10
20. France Jules Bianchi* Marussia F1 1:43.398 7
21. France Charles Pic Caterham F1 Team 1:43.528 10
22. United Kingdom Max Chilton Marussia F1 1:44.198 8
  Q1 107% Time: 1:47.741  
* Bianchi qualified 20th, but he will drop 5 grid places for an unscheduled gearbox change
* Kimi Raikkonen was excluded from qualifying and will start the race from the pitlane