Michael Schumacher is not expecting any major shake-up to the order in Sunday's Abu Dhabi GP after qualifying in eighth place.
As has become the pattern this season, Red Bull and McLaren were left to mix it up at the front in qualifying with Ferrari next in line and Mercedes GP right behind them.
Schumacher claimed eighth place, failing to get the better of his team-mate Nico Rosberg, who will start Sunday's 55-lap race seven on the grid.
"It was quite a tight qualifying today," said Schumacher.
"I aborted my last lap in Q1 to save tyres, and having some fresh tyres left is the good news from Q3 as well. Overall it was a normal qualifying where we would probably not have much more in the pocket."
As for Sunday's grand prix, the seven-time World Champ is not expecting to see any surprises at the front.
"I also expect a straightforward race and we will try to make the most out of opportunities that arise," he said.
"The tyres should not be a big issue here, and we tested their behaviour in P2 yesterday which took place at the same time as the race.
"The fact that the track temperatures will drop during the race might be good for us as we struggle a bit with the tyre temperatures here."