The Indonesian's best time of 2:17.535 put him on pole by over a tenth in a session where he seemed to be able to improve at will, while his rivals slithered and slid all around the fabled circuit.
Once again the weather caused delays to the start of the session, but Haryanto was the first man on track and was soon setting the pace for his rivals, with Giedo van der Garde and Calado his main competitors on the timesheets. But whenever the others got close, the Indonesian seemed to find something else to improve his times as the session wound on.
Marcus Ericsson was Haryanto's closest rival as the field came back to the pits halfway through the session, and when they re-emerged first Calado and then the Swede pushed hard to put themselves on the top spot, but the Indonesian eased his way to pole with four minutes remaining before watching as the Lotus duo tried and failed to match his time.
Behind the top three were iSport teammates Ericsson and Jolyon Palmer, ahead of Davide Valsecchi, Sergio Canamasas, this morning's fastest man Fabio Leimer, Felipe Nasr and Giedo van der Garde. With changeable conditions likely, tomorrow's feature race promises to live up to the circuit's usual reputation for fireworks.
Spa-Francorchamps – Qualifying
|2.||James Calado||Lotus GP||2:17.643||11|
|4.||Marcus Ericsson||iSport International||2:18.058||11|
|5.||Jolyon Palmer||iSport International||2:18.368||12|
|7.||Sergio Canamasas||Venezuela GP Lazarus||2:18.582||11|
|8.||Fabio Leimer||Racing Engineering||2:18.603||11|
|10.||Giedo van der Garde||Caterham Racing||2:18.930||11|
|11.||Stefano Coletti||Scuderia Coloni||2:19.328||12|
|12.||NathanaÃ«l Berthon||Racing Engineering||2:19.721||12|
|14.||Fabio Onidi||Scuderia Coloni||2:20.100||12|
|15.||Josef Kral||Barwa Addax Team||2:20.224||12|
|16.||Victor Guerin||Ocean Racing Technology||2:20.289||13|
|17.||Julian Leal||Trident Racing||2:20.455||13|
|19||Luiz Razia||Arden International||2:20.712||11|
|20.||Rodolfo Gonzalez||Caterham Racing||2:20.752||11|
|21.||Nigel Melker||Ocean Racing Technology||2:20.888||11|
|22.||Daniel De Jong||Rapax||2:20.921||13|
|23.||Stephane Richelmi||Trident Racing||2:21.070||11|
|24.||Simon Trummer||Arden International||2:21.790||13|
|25.||Johnny Cecotto||Barwa Addax Team||2:21.942||4|
|26.||Rene Binder||Venezuela GP Lazarus||2:22.795||11|