Kimi Raikkonen cut a frustrating figure at the end of Q3, as he was forced out of his car and had to settle for P6, despite having put up impressive times during Q1 and Q2.
However, when rain came down, Mercedes and Hamilton showed their wet conditions prowess to knock Ferrari off the perch.
Q3 was hit by rain early on, but as the weather cleared up towards the end, Raikkonen couldn’t come onto the track to take advantage as Ferrari had run out of fuel.
Raikkonen was visibly upset about the entire situation, as he felt that his crew should have refuelled when he had come in for a tyre change.
“I knew how much fuel we had, but honestly I didn’t know we didn’t have time to refuel and go out again,” Raikkonen said.
“I guess we should have stopped when we changed tyres and put more fuel and then we manage to do more laps, but I don’t know reasons why. We haven’t had meetings.
“Obviously, for sure not how it should have ended, but this is what we got today so we need to see why and what.
“We knew how much there was but maybe we should have done differently and brought the car in and a bit more fuel and be out there in the end, but I don’t know.
“I thought we had time enough anyhow to come in and change, but this is what happened.” he added.
Vettel too wasn’t very thrilled with how the entire qualifying session was managed, as he had almost run out of battery towards the end of Q3.
I don’t feel we put everything together,” Vettel said. “The last lap we ran out of battery. It wasn’t a nice ending to come up to the point.
“I was surprised myself when I crossed the line and saw the battery was low, which was quite costly.
“In the end we should have managed better as a team. I always try to slow down and charge the car but there wasn’t enough for the end.”