Felipe Massa joined the list of qualifying casualties at Silverstone after failing to make through into the top ten shoot-out for pole at the British Grand Prix.
Following 2008 F1 title rival Lewis Hamilton through the exit door, Massa will start eleventh on Sunday after failing to improve his position in the closing moments of stage two qualifying. In a relative subdued end to the segment - unlike Q1 - the Brazilian missed out by a couple of tenths after being dropped into the bottom five by an improvement from Timo Glock.
Without the Ferrari, BMW Sauber would have again attracted the headlines for all the wrong reasons as both Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld bowed out earlier than the team's status would warrant. The Pole will start alongside Massa on row six, while Heidfeld was slowest of all in the phase and will line-up on the inside of row eight, alongside Giancarlo Fisichella. Heikki Kovalainen completed the quintet to miss out.
Red Bull continued its strong start to the weekend with Sebastian Vettel claiming fastest time from team-mate Mark Webber in the waning moments, with Toyota's Jarno Trulli looking a credible threat for pole after finishing third fastest. Jenson Button, meanwhile, had to dig deep to produce eighth place, having dallied with the drop zone for a while mid-session.