Verstappen shows class
Max Verstappen showed yet again his skill in adverse weather being over nine-tenths ahead of second-place man Charles Leclerc who is quietly confident of the usual tyre-overheating car that becomes the only car to be able to get some heat into their tyres.
Sebastian Vettel, the only man inside the top 10 to do 10+ laps, ended up 6 seconds behind Verstappen showing how unrepresentative the session is if qualifying even does take place.
Surviving, not driving
Sergio Perez was next on the list in P7 also seven seconds back showing how no one was willing to risk it in a very, very tricky session. The rest of the top 10 was filled by Valtteri Bottas ahead of Kevin Magnussen and Lance Stroll who was over eight seconds back from Verstappen.
Daniel Ricciardo and Carlos Sainz just missed on the top 10 in this session being the last men under a two minute lap time. Behind in P13 was Antonio Giovinazzi who was the second of three drivers on the track to do 10+ laps, but was nearly 14 seconds off the pace.
Not everyone risking it at all
Despite an hours worth of running still taking place and 20 drivers and cars in the field, only 17 set a time.