The setback came on the back of a frustrating Friday which saw Karthikeyan barely turning a wheel after being replaced by Dani Clos for FP1 and missing entire FP2 due to electrical issues.
1: Pastor Maldonado (Williams), 2: Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 3: Romain Grosjean (Lotus), 4: Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), 5: Sergio Perez (Sauber), 6: Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), 7: Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 8: Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber), 9: Michael Schumacher (Mercedes), 10: Paul di Resta (Force India), 11: Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), 23: Narain Karthikeyan (HRT), 24: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
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