Hamilton takes pole from Webber
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ahead of Mark Webber, while Sebastian Vettel was excluded from the results after running out of fuel and will start from the back of the grid.
<font face='courier new'>[U]<font color='#808080'>AbuDhabi GP</font>
<font color='#ff8c00'>Qualifying Session
</font>[/U]</font><font color='#4b0082'>Pos Driver Team Time Gap </font>
1. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m40.630s
2. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m40.978s + 0.348
3. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m41.073s + 0.443
4. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m41.226s + 0.596
5. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m41.260s + 0.630
6. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m41.290s + 0.660
7. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m41.582s + 0.952
8. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m41.603s + 0.973
9. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m41.723s + 1.093
10. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m41.778s + 1.148
<font color='#4b0082'>Q2 cut-off time: 1m41.907s Gap **</font>
11. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m42.019s + 1.118
12. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m42.084s + 1.183
13. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m42.218s + 1.317
14. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m42.289s + 1.388
15. Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1m42.330s + 1.429
16. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m42.606s + 1.705
17. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m42.765s + 1.864
<font color='#4b0082'>Q1 cut-off time: 1m43.582s Gap *</font>
18. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m44.058s + 2.561
19. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1m44.956s + 3.459
20. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1m45.089s + 3.592
21. Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1m45.151s + 3.654
22. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1m45.426s + 3.929
23. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1m45.766s + 4.269
24. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m46.382s + 4.885
<font color='#008000'>107% time: 1m48.601s</font> <font color='#800080'>
* Gap to quickest in Q1 ** Gap to quickest in Q2</font>
Vettel excluded from qualifying
Sebastian Vettel has been excluded from qualifying after his Red Bull failed to return to the pits under its own power during qualifying.
Vettel's problem being investigated
Red Bull is investigating why Sebastian Vettel stopped on track after the chequered flag in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
'Excited' Hamilton eyes strong start
Lewis Hamilton admits he is "very excited" by the prospect of starting from pole position for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Alonso 'squeezed all of the performance out of the car'Fernando Alonso does not think his Ferrari was capable of qualifying any higher than he managed in Abu Dhabi, despite a bunch of new updates on the car this weekend.
Webber 'positive' despite no pole
Mark Webber is positive that Red Bull will challenge for victory in tomorrow's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but admits the team needs to "clean up" a few reliability issues.
Maldonado confident of strong race
Pastor Maldonado is confident he can maintain a strong pace throughout Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after qualifying third on the grid.
Raikkonen focused on crucial start
Kimi Raikkonen admits the start of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be key to his hopes of challenging for a podium on Sunday.
Podium will be difficult - Button
Jenson Button thinks it will be tough for him to fight for a podium from fifth on the grid at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after he struggled for pace in qualifying.
Massa disappointed with ninth
Felipe Massa admits he was disappointed to only qualify in ninth place for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix having targeted a place in the top six.
Mistake cost Schumacher time
A small mistake was to blame for Michael Schumacher's disappointing run in the second session of qualifying at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Rosberg hails Mercedes' progress
Nico Rosberg thinks Mercedes has made a step forward at this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after he qualified eighth and ahead of one of the Lotuses and one of the Ferraris.
Force India fails to make impact in Abu Dhabi
Force India looked under-strength in qualifying at Yas Marina for the 2012 F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi on Saturday, with neither driver making it into Q3 and Paul di Resta even in danger of one stage of being eliminated in Q1 after getting caught up in slow traffic on his initial flying laps.
Sauber disappointed to miss out on Q3
With their focus still firmly on overhauling Mercedes for fifth place in the 2012 constructor championship, the team and drivers at Sauber were left frustrated at not being able to contend for positions higher up the starting grid for Sunday's 2012 F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi.
Oversteer issues send Vergne spinning
Jean-Eric Vergne was pushing hard on late in Q1 and still had a shot at ousting Kamui Kobayashi from progressing through to the second round of qualifying - until the Toro Rosso went for a spin in the final corners, wrecking his chances of making it through himself.
Whitmarsh regrets not winning more with Hamilton
As Lewis Hamilton approaches the end of his six-year tenure at McLaren, team boss Martin Whitmarsh has conceded that the partnership should have yielded more championship success than it ultimately achieved.