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.DriversTeamsTimeLaps
01.Deutschland Sebastian VettelRed Bull1:38.08615
02.United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:38.41017
03.Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F11:38.47521
04.France Romain GrosjeanLotus F11:38.50516
05.Finland Kimi RaikkonenLotus F11:38.51316
06.Deutschland Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas1:38.62317
07.Japan Kamui KobayashiSauber F11:38.74112
08.Deutschland Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India1:38.75219
09.United Kingdom Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:38.80116
10.United Kingdom Paul di RestaSahara Force India1:38.99218
11.Spain Fernando AlonsoScuderia Ferrari1:38.70714
12.Deutschland Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronas1:38.77012
13.Brazil Felipe MassaScuderia Ferrari1:38.78014
14.Brazil Bruno SennaWilliams F11:39.20715
15.Mexico Sergio PerezSauber F11:39.35814
16.Finland Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:40.29511
17.Australia Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.35812
18.France Jean Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:40.2039
19.Australia Mark WebberRed Bull1:40.3957
20.Russia Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:40.4578
21.Spain Pedro de la RosaHRT F1 Team1:42.1717
22.India Narain KarthikeyanHRT F1 Team1:42.5278
23.France Charles PicMarussia F11:42.67510
24.Germany Timo GlockMarussia F1no time0
107% Time:1:45.742