Despite celebrating another winning season, team Mercedes finds itself downplaying media speculation of tensions between world champion Lewis Hamilton and boss Toto Wolff. Will there be a change in the feud between drivers Hamilton and Nico Rosberg?
After a number of rain delays, Lewis Hamilton powered through to his 69th career pole position, breaking Michael Schumacher's record in the process. The Briton is closing in on championship leader Sebastian Vettel.
The Mercedes driver stepped out of his car only one point behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the championship. Hamilton celebrated by leaping into the crowd and being held aloft by fans.
Valtteri Bottas has captured pole position for the final race of the Formula One season. It is the second straight race in which he has beaten the new drivers' champion Lewis Hamilton to first in qualifying.
Rosberg, who claimed his first Formula One drivers' title in Abu Dhabi last Sunday, has said that the 2016 season would be his last in F1. The German-born Mercedes driver wants to spend more time with his family.
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