Max will start from second and Pierre fourth after an entertaining first qualifying session in Qatar.
Under the floodlights at the Losail International Circuit, the first part of qualifying was a competitive one as all four cars advanced in the top eight. Max led the way with the second fastest time ahead of Sergio in fifth, Yuki in seventh and Pierre in eighth.
But there were plenty of surprises in Q2, as a number of big names dropped out in another close session. Of the Honda-powered cars, Sergio was the unfortunate driver to be eliminated as he missed out in 11th place by just 0.1s, but he will at least have a free choice of tyres with which to start the race.
Pierre excelled, setting the second fastest time with Max in fourth, while Yuki earned himself a fourth Q3 appearance in five races with the seventh quickest lap. Max managed to set his best time on the medium compound and so will start on that tyre, with the Scuderia AlphaTauri drivers on softs.
The final part of qualifying came to a dramatic end for Pierre, as he ran slightly wide out of the penultimate corner, damaging his front wing, which folded under the car and caused a front right puncture. The incident prevented the Frenchman from improving but he still will start from a very impressive fourth place, lining up on the second row directly behind Max who managed to split the two Mercedes drivers.
Yuki was a little over 0.2s off his team-mate but in such a close battle that equated to four positions, meaning he will start from eighth on Sunday.