Lewis Hamilton’s pole position lap for the Styrian Grand Prix gave another timely reminder of his wet-temperature prowess on a working day Method 1 needed tolerance with the appalling temperature.
Immediately after the final practice session at the Crimson Bull Ring was washed out, there have been extremely authentic fears that qualifying on Saturday afternoon may well also fall by the wayside as the forecasted storm shipped torrential rain.
But after a 45-minute hold off from its scheduled start off time, qualifying got underway in complicated situations with motorists reporting lousy visibility and aquaplaning.
With Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas hampered by a brake dilemma, Hamilton blitzed to pole by 1.2 seconds from Crimson Bull’s Max Verstappen, which he afterwards stated reminded him of his well known get in in the same way moist 2008 British GP.
In the latest version of the Autosport podcast, Grand Prix editor Alex Kalinauckas is joined by F1 reporter Luke Smith to go over Hamilton’s 89th job pole, George Russell’s stirring generate to the 12th fastest time for Williams and an additional tricky working day for Ferrari.