Audi begin with a bang as it is Timo Scheider on pole ahead of BMW’s Augusto Farfus. 2009 F3 Euroseries runner-up Christian Vietoris and 2011 Formula Renault 3.5 champion Robert Wickens make it an all-Mercedes 2nd row. The rest of the positions are as follows: 5. Mattias Ekstrom(Audi) 6. Gary Paffett(Mercedes) 7. Bruno Spengler(BMW) 8. Pascal Wehrlein(Mercedes) 9. Joey Hand(BMW) 10. Daniel Juncadella(Mercedes)
Wehrlein was a big surprise. While his contemporaries were racing in single-seaters in that very venue, Wehrlein went fastest in Q2 and ultimately settled for P8 on his debut. Former F1 driver Timo Glock was P15.