For Nico, “we were very quick in the difficult conditions out there this afternoon and I'm a little disappointed that I didn't qualify further up the grid.
Unfortunately my radio stopped working and communicating with my engineers is crucial in conditions like we had this afternoon.
The biggest issue was not knowing that I had one more lap that was the chance to improve my time. But generally I can be pleased to be starting from the second row and I will hope for a strong race tomorrow. We need to manage the tyres well and then I believe we can get a good result.”