Qualifying abandoned in Australia

World champion Sebastian Vettel during qualifying for the Australian GP on March 16, 2013
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Qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix will take place on Sunday morning after rain and high winds in Melbourne.

Rain and high winds have caused the Australian Grand Prix qualifying session to be abandoned until Sunday morning.

Q1 had been initially delayed by 30 minutes due to rain, but the drivers were eventually able to complete the session.

However, after several cars spun out as the session drew to a close, a decision was made to delay the start of Q2.

It had been hoped that a 20-minute delay would have been enough to get the drivers back out, but after the weather conditions worsened and darkness set in, a decision was made to postpone the final two sessions until Sunday morning.

Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa were just two of the drivers that struggled with the track conditions, but both safely made it through to Q2.

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel practises ahead of the Brazilian GP on November 24, 2012
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