The qualification for the Malaysian Grand Prix saw McLaren confirm there status as favourites with a front-row lock out headed by 2009 world champion Lewis Hamilton.

The qualification for the Malaysian Grand Prix saw McLaren confirm there status as favourites with a front-row lock out headed by 2009 world champion Lewis Hamilton. A lap of 1m 36.219s was enough to claim the pole position with Jenson Button completing the front row with a time of 1m 36.368s.

Michael Schumacher completed his best qualifying performance since making his comeback with a third position and was followed by the Red Bull of Mark Webber. The returning Kimi Raikkonen finished qualifying in fifth position but will drop 5 places due to his gearbox change therefore Vettel, Grosjean, Rosberg, Alonso and Perez move up one place each.

 

Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying results

 

Pos

Driver

Team

Q1

Q2

Q3

1

Lewis Hamilton

McLaren-Mercedes

1:37.813

1:37.106

1:36.219

2

Jenson Button

McLaren-Mercedes

1:37.575

1:36.928

1:36.368

3

Michael Schumacher

Mercedes

1:37.517

1:37.017

1:36.391

4

Mark Webber

Red Bull Racing-Renault

1:37.172

1:37.375

1:36.461

5

Kimi Räikkönen

Lotus-Renault

1:37.961

1:36.715

1:36.461

6

Sebastian Vettel

Red Bull Racing-Renault

1:38.102

1:37.419

1:36.634

7

Romain Grosjean

Lotus-Renault

1:38.058

1:37.338

1:36.658

8

Nico Rosberg

Mercedes

1:37.696

1:36.996

1:36.664

9

Fernando Alonso

Ferrari

1:38.151

1:37.379

1:37.566

10

Sergio Perez

Sauber-Ferrari

1:37.933

1:37.477

1:37.698

11

Pastor Maldonado

Williams-Renault

1:37.789

1:37.589

 

12

Felipe Massa

Ferrari

1:38.381

1:37.731

 

13

Bruno Senna

Williams-Renault

1:38.437

1:37.841

 

14

Paul di Resta

Force India-Mercedes

1:38.325

1:37.877

 

15

Daniel Ricciardo

STR-Ferrari

1:38.419

1:37.883

 

16

Nico Hulkenberg

Force India-Mercedes

1:38.303

1:37.890

 

17

Kamui Kobayashi

Sauber-Ferrari

1:38.372

1:38.069

 

18

Jean-Eric Vergne

STR-Ferrari

1:39.077

 

 

19

Heikki Kovalainen

Caterham-Renault

1:39.306

 

 

20

Vitaly Petrov

Caterham-Renault

1:39.567

 

 

21

Timo Glock

Marussia-Cosworth

1:40.903

 

 

22

Charles Pic

Marussia-Cosworth

1:41.250

 

 

23

Pedro de la Rosa

HRT-Cosworth

1:42.914

 

 

24

Narain Karthikeyan

HRT-Cosworth

1:43.655

 

 

 

Q1 107% Time

 

1:43.974

 

 

 

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