Nico reflects on his performance today after he secured third place on the grid, his best qualifying performance since the 2010 Malaysian Grand Prix and his second consecutive second-row start in 2011.
“I’m very happy with our performance in qualifying and it’s amazing to see where we are right now. After a difficult start to the season, we are getting closer to the front and I’m pleased that we are making a small step forward each weekend: thank you to the team for a great job so far. We saved one set of new soft tyres for the race, which will be important in terms of strategy. I’m really looking forward to the race.”