Nico had a tough day after crashing during the morning practice session, however the team did an excellent job to repair his car in time for qualifying. Nico managed to qualify in eighth position: “I have to say a special thank you to the team and the attitude everybody had today after my accident.This morning, I made a little mistake and lost control of the car but nobody was angry about that when I came back to the garage: the guys simply came up to me and said, let’s go for it in qualifying!
The circumstances in Q3 were a bit tricky because the red flag came at the worst moment for me. When we went back out, it was not possible to do a fast lap because the tyres weren’t working properly, but I am still happy to have made it to Q3 after such a tough day. I also want to send my best wishes to Sergio and we are all pleased to hear that he is ok after such a big accident.”