Romain Grosjean set the pace in the Q2 session beating Nico Rosberg by a few hundredths. Paul di Resta was third for Force India, ahead of Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Jenson Button. The top 10 was completed by Pastor Maldonado, Lewis Hamilton and Kamui Kobayashi.
It was a bad day for Ferrari with Fernando Alonso 11th and Felipe Massa 13th. Also out went Michael Schumacher 12th, Bruno Senna, Sergio Perez, Heiki Kovalainen and Dan Ricciardo.