The story of qualifying, revolved around Lewis Hamilton, once again. Question is, does it really matter? He sounded pretty dejected in the press pen, but somebody should fish out a videotape of last weekend, to remind Lewis that all is never lost. Of course, it's still hard work, but it's far from impossible, to achieve something, not only respectable, but downright great, from the back of the grid. Then again, it wouldn't be Lewis Hamilton, without the characteristic sorrowful failure interview; cue the violins.
It wasn't only Hamilton who suffered in Q1. Raikonnen and Ferrari made a big mistake, which resulted in one of the weakest teams in the paddock knocking them out of the session. Bianchi and Marussia will be over the moon at outperforming the legendary Italian outfit. Ferrari simply misjudged the pace out on track and counted their chickens before they'd hatched. There appeared to be in a mad panic in their garage with seconds of the session remaining, but it was far too late to do anything about the situation.
In Q3 all hell broke loose, when the rain destroyed everyone's first flying lap. All the talk was that Nico Rosberg had to get around the track, being the first one out, and put in a clean lap before the rain got too heavy. Instead, he overran the first corner, whilst Magnussen smashed in to the tyre barrier, resulting in a red flag. When the cars reemerged, once the track had dried out, things were exciting, but nothing like what they would have been, had they been able to qualify in the wet. The positions, up the front, were chopping and changing, but Rosberg was on pole again, with the Red Bull's taking up the second two places. Fingers crossed for somebody to challenge Nico, away from the lights, this weekend.