With Formula 1’s summer break rapidly approaching, the title fight between Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton is becoming increasingly tenuous.
Just a single point separates the Silver Arrows at the top of the drivers’ championship, the momentum having swung dramatically in Hamilton’s favor over the past five races.
Saturday saw Rosberg snatch pole position away from Hamilton in the final minute of qualifying, although the result was not confirmed until almost five hours after the session finished.
Rosberg completed part of his lap under yellow flags, leading to an investigation from the stewards. They eventually deemed him to have slowed enough in respect of the caution.
The post-qualifying drama did not stop there as questions were asked about five drivers’ laps during the downpour in Q1, as a grey area in the 107% rule was found.
The FIA stewards decided to let Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen, Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez and Valtteri Bottas keep their positions under “exceptional circumstances”.
After all that drama, the grid for the race was set as it was six hours earlier: Rosberg on pole, Hamilton P2, and the Red Bulls lurking just behind – the stage set for a thrilling battle at the front of the pack.
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