The qualifying session of the Formula 1 Malaysian GP saw Michael Schumacher ahead of his team mate Nico Rosberg for all of Q1 and most of Q2. Towards the dying minutes of Q2 Schumacher was in the tenth position and team mate Nico Rosberg was in the five that would be eliminated. An inspired lap from Rosberg saw him hoisted to position six while Schumacher was demoted to position eleven and consequently out of qualifying for Q3.