Lewis Hamilton’s pole situation lap for the Styrian Grand Prix gave an additional timely reminder of his moist-climate prowess on a day Formulation 1 wanted persistence with the appalling weather conditions.
After the last follow session at the Crimson Bull Ring was washed out, there have been really real fears that qualifying on Saturday afternoon may well also tumble by the wayside as the forecasted storm sent torrential rain.
But just after a 45-moment hold off from its scheduled start time, qualifying obtained underway in difficult disorders with motorists reporting weak visibility and aquaplaning.
With Mercedes workforce-mate Valtteri Bottas hampered by a brake problem, Hamilton blitzed to pole by 1.2 seconds from Purple Bull’s Max Verstappen, which he later said reminded him of his popular gain in equally wet 2008 British GP.
In the most current edition of the Autosport podcast, Grand Prix editor Alex Kalinauckas is joined by F1 reporter Luke Smith to talk about Hamilton’s 89th vocation pole, George Russell’s stirring generate to the 12th swiftest time for Williams and a further challenging working day for Ferrari.