What the hell did Ferrari do? I have never ever seen something silly like that. They want Fernando to start on the medium, okay, but why then wasting two sets of new tyres?
They did it at the Nürburgring, but they confessed it and admitted they wouldn't have need to set any lap on that set cos it hurted them in the races and couln't actually gain any benefit by starting on the harder, but used set.
So IMO Ferrari would have needed to let Fernando qualify on the soft (considering the Q2 times, he could have set the 2nd (!!!) best lap OR keeping him in the pit which would have enabled them to start on the fresh set of hard.