Pastor Maldonado starts from pole position in Barcelona at the Circuit de Catalunya, with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso alongside him on the front row and an all-Lotus second row behind them.

Lewis Hamilton lost provisional pole because his McLaren was short on fuel for its final qualifying run. he will start from the back of the grid, alongside Narain Karthikeyan who is allowed to start despite being unable to set a lap within 107% of the fastest Q1 time.

Starting grid

Row 1:
1. Pastor Maldonado Venezuela Williams-Renault Q3: 1:22.285s
2. Fernando Alonso Spain Ferrari-Ferrari Q3: 1:22.302s

Row 2:
3. Romain Grosjean France Lotus-Renault Q3: 1:22.424s
4. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Lotus-Renault Q3: 1:22.487s

Row 3:
5. Sergio Perez Mexico Sauber-Ferrari Q3: 1:22.533s
6. Nico Rosberg Germany Mercedes-Mercedes Q3: 1:23.005s

Row 4:
7. Sebastian Vettel Germany Red Bull-Renault Q3: No time
8. Michael Schumacher Germany Mercedes-Mercedes Q3 No time

Row 5:
9. Kamui Kobayashi Japan Sauber-Ferrari Q3: No time
10. Jenson Button Britain McLaren-Mercedes Q2: 1:22.944s

Row 6:
11. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault Q2: 1:22.977s
12. Paul di Resta Britain Force India-Mercedes Q2: 1:23.125s

Row 7:
13. Nico Hulkenberg Germany Force India-Mercedes Q2: 1:23.177s
14. Jean-Eric Vergne France Toro Rosso-Ferrari Q2: 1:23.265s

Row 8:
15. Daniel Ricciardo Australia Toro Rosso-Ferrari Q2: 1:23.442s
16. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari-Ferrari Q2: 1:23.444s

Row 9:
17. Bruno Senna Brazil Williams-Renault Q1: 1:24.981s
18. Vitaly Petrov Russia Caterham-Renault Q1: 1:25.277s

Row 10:
19. Heikki Kovalainen Finland Caterham-Renault Q1: 1:25.507s
20. Charles Pic France Marussia -Cosworth Q1: 1:26.582s

Row 11:
21. Timo Glock Germany Marussia -Cosworth Q1: 1:27.032s
22. Pedro de la Rosa Spain HRT-Cosworth Q1: 1:27.555s

Row 12:
23. Narain Karthikeyan India HRT-Cosworth Q1: 1:31.122s *
24. Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren-Mercedes Times deleted **

* Allowed to start despite time falling outside 107% of leading Q1 time ** Excluded from qualifying results for insufficient fuel at end of Q3

All times unofficial

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