First, a brief explanation of the new qualifying format! One hour qualifying, split into three periods. The slowest 6 cars from the first 15 minute periods are knocked-out. The remaining 16 cars' times are deleted and they go out for the second 15 minute period, after which again the slowest 6 cars are knocked-out. The remaining 10 cars' times are again deleted before they go out for the final 20 minute session (reduced to 15 minutes from French GP onwards) to decide the front of the grid. Simple, huh?!!!
But wait, there's more! For Periods 1 and 2, cars run on minimum fuel and laps must be completed by the end of the timed session to count (changed from French GP onwards so laps started by the chequered flag can be completed). For Period 3, cars go out with race fuel and top up again after the session, so the more laps they do, the lighter they are on their flying lap. Finally, they must have started their flying lap before the end of the timed session for it to count. Got it? ... sure?!
Kimi Raikkonen suffers what appears to be suspension failure in his first run - the session is red-flagged but Kimi will start from the back.