Hamilton on pole in Spain
Lewis Hamilton has claimed pole position for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, finising 0.578 seconds quicker than Pastor Maldonado.
It is the third pole of the season for McLaren ace Hamilton, who will be hoping that he fares better this time around as he goes in search of his first win of the year.
Williams' Maldonado has proven to be the surprise package so far at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, edging out Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, at his home grand prix, for a place on the front row.
The Lotus pairing of Romain Grosjean and Kimi Raikkonen will start from fourth and fifth on the grid, with Sauber's Sergio Perez qualifying in sixth.
Defending world champion Sebastian Vettel was unable to set a time in final qualifying and will start from eighth place, flanked by the Mercedes duo of Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher, while Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi was tenth fastest.
McLaren's Jenson Button struggled with the handling of his car and failed to make the third qualifying session, while Red Bull's Mark Webber missed out having thought his first lap was going to be quick enough - and they will start 11th and 12th respectively.