Nico will start the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka from sixth on the grid. "It was a good lap but it's annoying when you step out of the car and the gap to the cars ahead is so close. I have put my set-up more towards tomorrow afternoon, so I'm quite confident about what will be a challenging race for the tyres," said Nico.
Nico secured third and seventh in the first two qualifying sessions. He set his fastest time of 1:31.397 minutes in Q3. "P6 is not a bad position to start from and I will try to climb some places up the order. Qualifying always involves some compromises in terms of set-up but we saw in Korea that it was working out quite well for me in the race until my wing broke. I hope we have found the same good balance between qualifying and race performance this weekend," added Nico.