Qualifying brought good and bad news for the race. It looked as though Vettel was back in the lead however Schumi fell out in Q1 and there were some good teammate battles in the offing with huge gaps on the grid at some teams (Toro Rosso, Mercedes, Lotus).
Massa finally pulled something out of the bag for this race, he must have been threatened with something. My man of the day though was Raikkonen, looking very unfit and sullenly glancing at the bright side of life. All round it seemed to be an unhappy race for most (leaving aside those allegedly being beaten just outside the track), McLaren taking the biggest beating from it's drivers at the press conference.
Still there's lots of time to practice pitstops, memorize codewords for team radio and recreate Mercedes aerodynamics before the next race.