It would be easy to focus on the fact that Sebastian Vettel converted 'Kinky Kylie' into something more akin to an ineffective supermarket trolley when he lost control of his Red Bull RB7 after running wide on the exit of Turn 8 in the rain. And let's face it, there's not many occasions when you see any reigning world champion make such a costly error.
Sebastian Vettel crashes during practice © sutton-images.com
But to do that would be to overlook the weather itself, which allowed us a misty window into how Pirelli's tyres might work should they be called into action later this season.
The results were inconclusive of course because neither McLaren driver was inclined to set a timed lap, but Fernando Alonso did and, while running on the wets, reported that after just five laps he was sensing a performance drop off. Interestingly the Spaniard, who was fastest in the session, actually set the best time on intermediates.
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Matt Beer started freelancing for Autosport.com in the first week of its existence in 1999, and spent the next decade-and-a-half dovetailing increasing amounts of time contributing to it with UK national reporting, driver and team PR, freelance for organisations including ITV, BMW, Autocourse and the FIA Institute and a parallel career co-managing award-winning Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatres.
He stopped being stubborn and became Autosport.com's deputy editor in April 2014. Matt also oversees Haymarket's talent development programme for emerging motorsport writers and escapes to cover Formula Ford 1600 races whenever possible.