Yet another unpredictable qualifying session with Lewis Hamilton securing the pole and followed closely by two unlikely candidates: Pastor Maldonado for Williams and Fernando Alonso for Scuderia Ferrari.

Pos.DriversTeamsTimeLaps
01.United Kingdom Lewis HamiltonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:21.70717
02.Venezuela Pastor MaldonadoWilliams F11:22.28514
03.Spain Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:22.30215
04.France Romain GrosjeanLotus F11:22.42414
05.Finland Kimi RaikkonenLotus F11:22.48713
06.Mexico Sergio PerezSauber F11:22.53314
07.Deutschland Nico RosbergMercedes AMG Petronas1:23.00517
08.Deutschland Sebastian VettelRed Bullno time14
09.Deutschland Michael SchumacherMercedes AMG Petronasno time15
10.Japan Kamui KobayashiSauber F1no time14
11.United Kingdom Jenson ButtonVodafone McLaren Mercedes1:22.94413
12.Australia Mark WebberRed Bull1:22.9778
13.United Kingdom Paul di RestaSahara Force India1:23.12514
14.Deutschland Nico HulkenbergSahara Force India1:23.17713
15.France Jean Eric VergneScuderia Toro Rosso1:23.26511
16.Australia Daniel RicciardoScuderia Toro Rosso1:23.44211
17.Brazil Felipe MassaFerrari1:23.44412
18.Brazil Bruno SennaMercedes AMG Petronas1:24.9818
19.Russia Vitaly PetrovCaterham F1 Team1:25.2778
20.Finland Heikki KovalainenCaterham F1 Team1:25.5078
21.France Charles PicMarussia F11:26.5828
22.Germany Timo GlockMarussia F11:27.0328
23.Spain Pedro de la RosaHRT F1 Team1:27.5556
24.India Narain Karthikeyan*HRT F1 Team1:31.1224
107% Time:1:28.363
India Narain Karthikeyan* – outside the 107% Time

 

Narain Karthikeyan will have to ask the stewards permission to be allowed to race after failing to set a time within the 107% rule.