For the sixth time this season, Nico will be starting the Airtel Indian Grand Prix from the front row. "We have tried a lot of different things in the practice sessions this weekend to try and find an extra one or two tenths and I found a good set-up with my guys so I'm happy with our work so far," said Nico. "I just wanted to qualify 'best of the rest' today so I'm really happy with second place and starting on the front row."
Nico finished Q1 in seventh position and Q2 in sixth. In Q3, he set a second-fastest time of 1:24.871 minutes. "The race will be tough against Mark tomorrow, though, as he has the quicker car and is on a different strategy, but we'll give it our all. For our team, the most important thing is to score as many points as possible so we can secure second place in the Constructors' Championship at the end of the year," added Nico.