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. Drivers Teams Time Laps
01. United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:21.707 17
02. Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams F1 1:22.285 14
03. Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:22.302 15
04. France Romain Grosjean Lotus F1 1:22.424 14
05. Finland Kimi Raikkonen Lotus F1 1:22.487 13
06. Mexico Sergio Perez Sauber F1 1:22.533 14
07. Deutschland Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:23.005 17
08. Deutschland Sebastian Vettel Red Bull no time 14
09. Deutschland Michael Schumacher Mercedes AMG Petronas no time 15
10. Japan Kamui Kobayashi Sauber F1 no time 14
11. United Kingdom Jenson Button Vodafone McLaren Mercedes 1:22.944 13
12. Australia Mark Webber Red Bull 1:22.977 8
13. United Kingdom Paul di Resta Sahara Force India 1:23.125 14
14. Deutschland Nico Hulkenberg Sahara Force India 1:23.177 13
15. France Jean Eric Vergne Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.265 11
16. Australia Daniel Ricciardo Scuderia Toro Rosso 1:23.442 11
17. Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:23.444 12
18. Brazil Bruno Senna Mercedes AMG Petronas 1:24.981 8
19. Russia Vitaly Petrov Caterham F1 Team 1:25.277 8
20. Finland Heikki Kovalainen Caterham F1 Team 1:25.507 8
21. France Charles Pic Marussia F1 1:26.582 8
22. Germany Timo Glock Marussia F1 1:27.032 8
23. Spain Pedro de la Rosa HRT F1 Team 1:27.555 6
24. India Narain Karthikeyan* HRT F1 Team 1:31.122 4
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.