Jenson Button has found arguably the one positive he can from his Q1 demise at Silverstone, saying at least it saved him tyres.
Button, who was second quickest in the dry in Saturday's final practice, failed to shine when the rain came down later in the day.
Lacking the pace needed on the Pirelli intermediates, Button was down in 18th place with two minutes remaining in Q1.
The Brit pitted for a new set of intermediates and managed to cross the line in time to start a flying lap.
And although he was up on the time needed to make it into Q2 by a full second through the second sector, rain and yellow flags cost him dearly in the final sector and he lost three seconds.
"Everything about today has been great apart from Q1," Button told Sky Sports F1. "Meh, (I'm) used to it now.
"We don't get many tyres so this could be a good thing. If tomorrow is wet, which we think it will be, we haven't done too many miles on the tyres, whereas these guys are going round for two more sessions.
"At the end I was 1.8 seconds up on my personal best, but there was yellow flags in the final sector, but it was also strangely wet in the final sector.
"It is strange because I can usually drive a car in the wet."