It’s an all-Toyota front row for the first time ever with Jarno Trulli then teammate Timo Glock chalking up two stunning last-minute quali laps in Bahrain this afternoon.
Shanghai’s winner Sebastian Vettel took third for Red Bull, with Jenson Button fourth and fellow Brit Lewis Hamilton on the third row.
Ferrari’s nightmare start to the season – the team’s worst since 1981 – showed no real sign of improvement as Massa and Kimi managed only 8th and 10th respectively.
The biggest casualty today, though, was Red Bull’s Mark Webber, stuck down in 19th after his hot lap in the first knockout phase was blocked by Adrian Sutil. The Force India driver marched across to Webber immediately after the session to apologise and looks unlikely to face a penalty.
Rubens Barrichello came in 6th ahead of Fernando Alonso with Nico Rosberg – who showed real pace in practice yesterday – having to settle for 9th.
So, a historic day for Toyota then, but what’s the form going to be tomorrow?