Ferrari are left a bit disappointed after today's qualifying that saw Fernando Alonso set the 5th fastest time and Felipe Massa the 6th. A penalty for impeding will however drop the Brazilian to 9th on the starting grid.
Kimi Räikkönen will start from fourth on the grid and Romain Grosjean sixth after qualifying for the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix. Romain posted the seventh fastest time of the day, but was promoted one place after a penalty for Ferrari driver Felipe Massa.
McLaren had high hopes about their car updates introduced at Spain, but altogether they have failed to bring much progress. Sergio Perez qualified 9th while team mate Jenson Button will start from 14th.
Red Bull Racing drivers Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber qualified in 3rd and 8th positions respectively. With Webber not pointing to the car for the lack of speed in Q3, both cars are set for a strong race, which is again expected to be mostly about the tyres.
Confined for P7 after a mistake on his flying lap then promoted to P6 following a penalty for Felipe Massa, Romain is confident of making further gains in tomorrow’s race… Follow @Lotus_F1Team Romain; sum up your qualifying for us Today’s result was OK and .
Nico Rosberg scored his second consecutive pole position and the team's third in a row at the Circuit de Catalunya this afternoon. With Lewis in second, both Mercedes will start from the front row for the first time since the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix
Qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix saw Paul Di Resta qualify in tenth place. His team mate at Force India ended up in 13th place after struggling to find some clean air during the second part of qualifying.
Both Toro Rosso drivers were again pleased with how the vast amount of updates performed at Barcelona. In qualifying they ended up in 11th and 12th places, very close to Q3 and both men are therefore looking to grab points on Sunday.
Sauber F1 Team driver Nico Hülkenberg ended up 15th in today's qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, just five hundredths of a second slower than P13. Esteban Gutiérrez finished in 16th. On the positive side, the updates the team brought to Barcelona are working as expected.
On previous form, P4 on the grid for tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix should bode well for our Finnish maestro; but what does the man himself think? Follow @Lotus_F1Team Did qualifying live up to your expectations? It was not too bad; better than last race for sure.