In the QSTK Trophy, the fastest rider was Qatar’s Sheikh Jassim Al Thani.
The defending champion take two victories in the opening round of Qatar Touring Car Championship
Qatar Superstock 600 champion Al Sulaiti and Qatar Touring Car Championship titleholder take pole in their respective categories.
The Spaniard injured his shoulder while celebrating after clinching the world title in Japan in October, and was hurt again following a qualifying crash in the season-ending race in Valencia.
The 20-year-old whose billionaire father Lawrence heads the consortium that rescued Force India from administration replaces impressive Frenchman Esteban Ocon.
More than 200 kids aim to enter into the Qatar Motorsports Academy
The 34-year-old Frenchman tied up his sixth consecutive title when he finished fifth in the season-ending Rally of Australia.
The confirmation pours cold water on speculation he would leap up to F1 in 2019 after winning the European Formula Three title last month, but he has made no secret that he one day wants to race in the top tier.
All the big names of the recent past such as multiple winners Carlos Sainz, Stephane Peterhansel and Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah have registered for the start on January 6.
The duo have scrapped for the last two world titles with Hamilton coming out on top both times, but their rivalry has been characterised by a fair sporting relationship.
Despite two drivers' world crowns won with Renault, in 2005 and 2006, the 37-year-old Spaniard leaves behind a feeling that his was an unfulfilled career in F1.
The 33-year-old Briton, who started from his 83rd pole position, came home 2.5 seconds ahead of his main title rival, four-time champion Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, on the day Fernando Alonso bade farewell to F1.
The German driver tangled with Frenchman Romain Grosjean's Haas as they fought for position going into the chicane, Hulkenberg resisting his rival’s challenger for position.
The two-time world champion, who will be succeeded at McLaren next season by fellow Spaniard Carlos Sainz, announced earlier this season that he was leaving Formula One, claiming the sport was too predictable.
New five-time champion Hamilton smashed the lap record as he secured pole position for Sunday's race, his 11th pole of the season.