Once again Hulkenberg is out of Q1. He began his session by locking up at turn 3, but then again so did the five-time Champ, Lewis. At least he’s in good company. Would Vettel have finished higher in Q1 had his lap not been compromised?? Probably not in my opinion. Ricciardo locks up big time and barely misses the wall at turn 15, and no surprise here Stroll hit the wall at turn 2. Gasly, who is starting from pit lane tomorrow for a somewhat ridiculous rule (but rules are rules and everyone has to abide by them), laid down a blistering lap to top the young Charles Leclerc. As those two are good friends off track, I’m sure Leclerc won’t mind, even if Pierre did have a tow…The session ended with Kubica in the Williams barely, barely pipping the inside wall at turn 8, breaking his suspension, and slamming his car into the wall, red flagging the session.