Marussia beat Caterham for the third successive race but there was disappointment at not achieving the maximum.
Jules Bianchi qualified in 19th place, with Max Chilton in 20th place.
"I am happy with where we ended up on the grid for tomorrow’s race, but I am a little disappointed with my lap to be honest," said Bianchi.
"I made a small mistake which cost me lap time and there was certainly more to come. I think we have struggled a little more today perhaps, but I have confidence in our race pace and so I am looking forward to tomorrow’s race."
"It will be key to get a good start and ensure the cars behind us stay behind us, then I am sure we can continue our trend of getting closer to the cars in front and hopefully feel the full benefit of our upgrades."
"With both cars we are disappointed with our qualifying," added team principal John Booth. "There was certainly more time to come from Jules’ lap, but the balance wasn’t quite there on his second run. With Max, I’m disappointed to say that we experienced another issue, which unfortunately prevented him from starting his second qualifying run."