Bahrain qualifying delivered a slightly more entertaining than Australia with the top fours cars at least taking part in multiple runs in Q3.
After the first runs, Rosberg was ahead, with Vettel and Raikkonen splitting him from Hamilton, who made a mistake at the final corner on his first lap.
It meant that it was in Hamilton's, and Mercedes', interests to keep running which meant it was in Ferrari's interest to do the same. Although Ferrari would end up filling the 2nd row there's plenty to be excited about.
Vettel said: "Last year we were very strong in the race and I think we are in good shape for tomorrow. We will try to give them a hard time."
I also realized that as long as there is a 90 second period for eliminations, the top three or four will always be running with about five minutes to go, and as a result we will never have a head-to-head final lap as the flag waves.
So again, it's a toilet. But you all knew that.