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Qualifying analysis - Hamilton rains on Ricciardo's parade

The rain that fell in Q1 set the tone for a wonderfully exciting first qualifying session under Formula One racing’s new 1.6-litre turbo engine formula. It also made life extremely tricky for the drivers as they acclimatised to driving their ‘torque-y’ turbo cars in anger for the first time in such conditions. In the end it was Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton who mastered the conditions best, although Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo came extremely close to giving the home fans what they wanted… MercedesLewis Hamilton, 1m 44.231s, P1Nico Rosberg, 1m 44.595s, P3The weather rendered qualifying something of a lottery, especially in Q2 where the track was drying towards the...
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