“Qualifying didn't quite come together for me this evening” said Lewis. “I tried my best out there but I just didn't have a great feeling in the car and ultimately I wasn't fast enough.
Clearly the car was quicker than what I was able to get out of it tonight so, of course, it's frustrating not to have qualified closer to the front as Nico did. So not a good day for me but that's life.
We'll turn today's negative into a positive overnight and I'll be pushing as hard as I can in the race tomorrow. There are still people ahead of me that we can beat and our target will be to get on the podium, that would be amazing.”