Schumacher and Rosberg were out first in Q2, but were unable to put in respectable times on their first go. But Hamilton again sets the pace with a 1:21.060. The Merc duo on their second stint start looking a bit faster hoping to finish in the top ten. As the session closed, the best Rosberg could get was 13th, while Schumacher finished 17th. At the end of Q2, the replays showed Michael was on a best lap but had to abandon it because of a thick dust cloud caused by Maldonado, the Williams driver as he went wide exiting a corner. Another shocker exit was RBR's Mark Webber, who also was struggling through out qualifying.
In Q3, it was Hamilton claiming pole position, with Lotus's Grosjean and Vettel rounding out the top 3. The current point leader, Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso could only muster 6th place.
Full Qualifying Results
|12||di Resta||Force India||1'21.813|
|23||de la Rosa||HRT||1'25.916|