For Nico, “We had a lot of potential going into qualifying, but unfortunately I can’t be happy with the outcome today. We were quick throughout but when I was just about to start my final lap, Lewis was slowing down in the last corner.
I had to start my quick lap behind him which made it impossible to improve my time. We know it’s tricky in the last sector here and there is an agreement in place to stop things like this happening so it’s frustrating.
It will be an interesting race tomorrow from a strategy perspective, and I hope there will be the opportunity to make up some places.”