The final segment of qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix has been delayed by bad weather.
All of Saturday’s running had taken place in wet conditions, but heavier rain showers arrived during the second phase of qualifying.
With the showers increasing, and track conditions too poor to allow Q3 to start on schedule, the FIA initially delayed the start of the 10-minute session by 10 minutes. However, with the poor weather showing no sign of lifting and the amount of water left on the track, further delays were announced.
A statement from race control said that there was too much water on track for it to be safe to run and it would be monitoring the situation.
Despite the difficulties that drivers faced early on, Sergio Perez was the only driver to suffer an accident after he spun on the exit of Turn 5 and hit the wall in the closing seconds of Q2.