Hamilton: Almost impossible to see in Q3
29 March 2014 – Lewis Hamilton has targeted picking up his first points of 2014 after claiming his second consecutive pole position during a wet qualifying session for the Malaysian Grand Prix in which he said conditions at the end caused severe visibility problems.
Hamilton retired from the Australian Grand Prix two weeks ago but bounced back to clinch top spot during qualifying at Sepang, which was affected by torrential rain.
"Today was incredible, just how much it rained before qualifying," he said. "It was almost impossible to see at the end, I couldn’t do my last lap in Q3 as I couldn’t see behind [Nico] Hülkenberg. I couldn’t see the edge of the track, couldn’t see the braking zone. I’m very happy to be here.
"The priority [for the race] is to try and bag as many points collectively, me and Nico [Rosberg], we’ve got a great car so fingers crossed we see our way through to the finish line."
Team-mate Rosberg was third quickest and admitted that he was less comfortable on the full Wet tyre than the slicks and Intermediates.
"I was a little bit less comfortable on the full wets under braking, but it’s still a decent place to be," said the championship leader, who will line up from third on the grid.