Lewis Hamilton may have got his charm back. The British driver took his second pole position of the season at the Spanish Grand Prix. Nico Rosberg had to settle for second place this time around, but as they say the points will only be handed out on Sunday.
The Mercedes duo were touted to lock out the front row before the session began, and it was as per prediction. The surprise of the afternoon came from the Red Bull Racing team, they showed tremendous pace in qualifying and it seems like the Silver Arrows may well have a new challenger. Max Verstappen looks to have taken his promotion to the Austrian-owned team like the proverbial duck to water, and was the closest contender to the reigning world champions. Daniel Ricciardo, however, had the last laugh when he set a blistering lap in his only run in Q3 to take third place ahead of his teammate.
The Ferrari's have a lot to think about ahead of the race, as they were touted as the closest challengers to Mercedes this weekend. They were blown away by the Brackley-based team, while also struggling to match the might of Red Bull. Kimi Raikkonen will start in fifth place, ahead of Sebastian Vettel in sixth place.
The McLaren-Honda made it into Q3 for the first time since the engine manufacturer's return to the sport with Fernando Alonso, and the Spaniard will start in 10th place. It is a sure sign of progress for the Woking-based team ahead of the European leg of the F1 season.
The qualifying session set things up for an interesting race. The start will be crucial on Sunday and Ferrari will have to overtake the Red Bull's early if they are to challenge the Mercedes duo – who are likely to occupy the top two spots on the podium – but the Austrian team do look strong at this circuit and could fight the Maranello-based team for third place.
Where to watch live
Race starts at 1pm BST on 15 May with Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports F1 HD providing live TV coverage. Live Radio coverage is available on BBC 5 Live.
Real-time Internet updates are available on the Live Timing section of the sport's official website.
Top 10 results of qualifying session from the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona: