Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez posted late flying laps at the Buddh International Circuit in India to just make it through Q2, leaving Romain Grosjean a frustrated eleventh in his Lotus.
Grosjean finished the second session having posted a 1 minute 26.136 second lap, which was just 0.025 seconds slower than Massa in P10. Nico Hulkenberg and Bruno Senna also failed to make it through and will line up in twelfth and thirteenth, ahead of Michael Schumacher, Daniel Ricciardo, Paul di Resta and Kamui Kobayashi.
At the other end of the times, Sebastian Vettel was quickest on a 1m 25.435s, ahead of Jenson Button and Mark Webber. Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Nico Rosberg, Pastor Maldonado, Perez and Kimi Raikkonen filled positions 3 through to 9.