Lewis will be starting the Airtel Indian Grand Prix on Sunday from third on the grid. "I'm pleased with third place today as it's been a tough weekend to get the car set up and squeeze as much performance as possible from it," said Lewis. "The team have done a great job to make progress since Friday and I'm delighted for everyone to see both Nico and I in the top three today. It was a good lap although I lost maybe a little bit of time at the last corner."
On his way to P3, Lewis finished the first two qualifying sessions in fifth place. "Of course, tomorrow is what counts and the race will be difficult with the different strategies and tyre choices. We'll hope for a good start, get rid of the softs early and then focus on pushing as hard as we can on the primes," said Lewis.