McLaren's Lewis Hamilton will start the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on pole position.
Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian Vettel will start from the back of the grid due to a fuel irregularity.
Vettel had qualified third with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, his closest title rival, in seventh.
Hamilton, the 2008 champion, will have Red Bull's Australian Mark Webber alongside him.
Red Bull had locked out the front row of the last three races.