Nico will be third on the grid for the start of Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. "It's great to have another positive Saturday for our team. Again we are the best of the rest which is our aim for the weekend and starting from P3 and P4 are great positions for us to score lots of points in the Constructors' Championship," said Nico.
Nico posted the sixth-best time in Q1 and went quickest in Q2. He secured a time of 1:40.419 minutes in Q3 to finish third. "My last lap in Q3 wasn't great today but there was only a small chance to improve my time anyway. Mark and Seb were just too quick today for me to get on the front row but I'm confident that we can have a good race from here tomorrow," added Nico.