Rain causes chaos at season opener
08:45, Mar 16 2013
The start of the new Formula One season was thrown into chaos as adverse weather in Melbourne forced the second and third sessions of qualifying to be postponed until Sunday.
Heavy rain initially delayed the opening 20-minute Q1 session, which began 30 minutes late but was ultimately completed only for conditions to worsen again almost as soon as it finished.
Race control at Melbourne's Albert Park announced delay after delay before deciding Q2 and Q3 will now take place on Sunday at 11am local time (midnight GMT).