“I was really shocked when I saw the times falling in Q2 today and realised that I was in P11” said Nico. “I didn't see it coming and we just underestimated how much the track would ramp up in terms of grip and lap time.
I could have been on the front row today and that's why I'm so disappointed. It's been a tough day but sometimes that's how racing is.
I will be doing my best to climb up through the field tomorrow but it won't be easy.”