Lewis Hamilton managed to go fastest in Q1, managing to be the only driver to dip under the 1:40, with a time of 1:39.782.
Lewis Hamilton managed to go fastest in Q1, managing to be the only driver to dip under the 1:40, with a time of 1:39.782. All the top teams ran Q1 on the medium compound tyres. Drivers to drop out of Q1 were Heikki Kovailainen, Jarno Trulli, Timo Glock, Daniel Ricciardo, Jerome D’Ambrosio, Vitantonio Liuzzi and Rubens Barrichello.Lewis Hamilton managed to go fastest again in Q2 with a time of 1:38.434, followed by world champion Sebastian Vettel on a 1:38.516. Again all the top teams stayed on the medium compound tyres. Drivers to drop out of Q2 were Pastor Maldonado, Kamui Kobayashi, Jaime Alguersuari, Bruno Senna, Sebastian Buemi, Vitaly Petrov and Sergio Perez. Nico Rosberg was the only driver to complete a lap on the medium compound tyres in Q3. Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button were the first drivers out on track, followed out by both Red Bull drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, Hamilton managed to set the first fastest time of the four drivers before they all completed a last fast lap. Sebastian Vettel managed to claim pole position on his last flying lap of Q3, with a time of 1.38.481, followed by Lewis Hamilton on a 1:38.622 and Jenson Button on a 1:38.631. Mark Webber sits fourth followed by Fernando Alonso on fifth, Felipe Massa on sixth, Nico Rosberg on seventh, Michael Schumacher on eighth, Adrian Sutil on ninth and Paul Di Resta on tenth.