“It wasn't the best of days for me” said Lewis “but big congratulations to Nico. Back to back pole positions for the team is great and Nico did a really good job out there.
I couldn't quite find the pace today and with losing five places from changing the gearbox, we've got a tough challenge ahead starting from ninth place.
These things happen and I'll do my best tomorrow. The best chance to gain some positions will come at the start and then we'll see how it goes. Tyre degradation will be a huge factor so it's going to be a very interesting race.”