An exciting qualifying session here in Valencia, with Sebastian Vettel grabbing pole position for the third time here with 1.38.086s followed by Lewis Hamilton and Pastor Maldonado.

Lotus put up a strong fight and Romain Grosjean had the provisional pole until the last minute of the qualifying session.

Ferrari had a qualifying session to forget after Fernando Alonso only scored eleventh in front of his home crowd, while teammate Felipe Massa took thirteenth.

 

Pos. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. Deutschland Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1:38.086 15
02. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.410 17
03. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams F1 1:38.475 21
04. France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 1:38.505 16
05. Finland Kimi Raikkonen Lotus F1 1:38.513 16
06. Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:38.623 17
07. Japan Kamui Kobayashi Sauber F1 1:38.741 12
08. Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India 1:38.752 19
09. United Kingdom Jenson Button Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:38.801 16
10. United Kingdom Paul di Resta Sahara Force India 1:38.992 18
11. Spain Fernando Alonso Scuderia Ferrari 1:38.707 14
12. Deutschland Michael Schumacher Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:38.770 12
13. Brazil Felipe Massa Scuderia Ferrari 1:38.780 14
14. Brazil Bruno Senna Williams F1 1:39.207 15
15. Mexico Sergio Perez Sauber F1 1:39.358 14
16. Finland Heikki Kovalainen Caterham F1 Team 1:40.295 11
17. Australia Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.358 12
18. France Jean Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:40.203 9
19. Australia Mark Webber Red Bull 1:40.395 7
20. Russia Vitaly Petrov Caterham F1 Team 1:40.457 8
21. Spain Pedro de la Rosa HRT F1 Team 1:42.171 7
22. India Narain Karthikeyan HRT F1 Team 1:42.527 8
23. France Charles Pic Marussia F1 1:42.675 10
24. Germany Timo Glock Marussia F1 no time 0
107% Time: 1:45.742