For Michael, qualifying today went mostly according to plan: “I don’t think we could have taken much more; maybe I could have ended up one place higher. I didn’t have an ideal fast lap as I tried to use the slipstream from Lewis but then he locked up in the second chicane, which made me lock up too. However I will be on soft tyres tomorrow which should be better for my race.
"As our race pace looked quite good yesterday, I was more focusing on the race and trying to use the tyres in the right way. For tomorrow, I will try to get a good start and take it from there.”