Vitaly Petrov set the fastest time in Q1 for the Inaugrul Indian Grand Prix.
Vitaly Petrov set the fastest time in Q1 for the Inaugrul Indian Grand Prix. All the teams took to the track on the on the prime tyres, but Jenson Button had to use a set of option tyres to make sure he progressed into Q2 after struggling for grip on the prime tyres. Drivers to drop out of Q1 were Timo Glock, Jerome d’Ambrosio, Narain Karthikeyen, Daniel Ricciardo, Jarno Trulli, Heikki Kovalainen and Kamui Kobayashi.Q2 saw Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time after more drivers were running of the track and ruining their qualifying times. Drivers to drop out of Q2 were, Sergio Perez, Rubens Barrichello, Bruno Senna, Pastor Maldonado, Paul Di Resta, Michael Schumacher and Vitaly Petrov. Q3 saw Vettel beat Lewis Hamilton's McLaren to pole by 0.296 seconds but Hamilton will line up fifth after a three place grid penalty from Friday practice. The top ten qualified like this then, Sebastian vettel on pole, followed by Lewis Hamilton, Mark Webber, Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button, Felipe Massa, Nico Rosberg, Adrian Sutil, Sebastian Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari.