There was no grand finale for Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari, the four-time world champion finishing 14th in his last race with the team.
Lewis Hamilton was unable to gain any ground on pole-sitter Max Verstappen, who enjoyed a comfortable victory in Abu Dhabi.
Max Verstappen will start on pole position for the first time in 2020 in the last race of the season at the Yas Marina Circuit.
Lewis Hamilton has already won the world title, but he continued to torment his rivals with a comfortable win in Bahrain.
World champion Lewis Hamilton is closing on more records after sealing pole for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.
With a record-equalling seventh Formula One title in the bag, Lewis Hamilton will go in search of an 11th win of the season in Sakhir.
Sebastian Vettel tetap gembira menyaksikan Lewis Hamilton menjulang gelaran Formula Satu (F1) buat kali ketujuh.
Sebastian Vettel was pleased to be involved in a race that saw Lewis Hamilton equal Michael Schumacher's record haul of F1 titles.
Another Formula One record is in Lewis Hamilton's sights after the Mercedes driver took pole in Portugal as he targets a 92nd victory.
Valtteri Bottas was quickest in all three practice sessions but missed out on pole position for the Portuguese Grand Prix.