Ride on board Mark Webber's 2013 pole lap at Yas Marina as BBC F1's Allan McNish describes the skills and techniques required to top the time sheets in Abu Dhabi.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg seem certain to be quickest in qualifying after being consistently 1.5secs faster than the rest of the field, but who qualifies on pole could have a big effect on the final outcome of the race and the championship.
If Hamilton wins on Sunday he will secure his second world championship, however if Rosberg wins Hamilton must finish second in order to take the title.
Available to UK users only
You can watch the qualifying unfold live and uninterrupted on BBC One, BBC One HD and the BBC Sport website, Sunday 23 November from 12:10 GMT.