The seven-time world champion will start 12th on the grid after being unable to complete his final flying lap
The circuit is a good all-round circuit featuring all kinds of corners that are not too hard on the tyres so expect newly crowned double world champion Sebastian Vettel to have a blast in his Red Bull.
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton claimed his maiden pole of the season while Sahara Force India secured place among the top 10
India-born Monisha Kaltenbornbecame Formula One's first female team principal on Thursday after taking the helm at Sauber from founder Peter Sauber with immediate effect.
Sauber Motorsport say Monisha Kaltenborn will replace Peter Sauber at the helm of the Swiss-based team to become Formula One's first female team principal.
Sebastian Vettel leapfrogged Fernando Alonso at the top of the world championship on Sunday as the Red Bull driver led from the first corner to win the Korean Grand Prix.