Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for the fifth time as he looks to round out another championship-winning season with a final flourish.
The 88th pole position of Hamilton's career has been a long time coming after a nine-race run without a qualifying victory since Germany - his longest run without Saturday celebrations as a Mercedes driver.
However, the drivers' champion was back on-song around the Yas Marina Circuit, taking P1 with a dominant margin of three tenths of a second from Max Verstappen in third place.
Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas was second-quickest, but the Finn will start the race at the back of the grid as a result of engine penalties, promoting Verstappen to the front row.
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