Nico will start from second place on the grid for the start of the final race on Sunday in Interlagos. "That was a very demanding qualifying session today with really tricky conditions and a long break before the final session," said Nico. "I'm really pleased to have achieved second place on the grid and a big thank you to the team for their work; we did everything right today. My target was to give Sebastian a hard time so I was surprised that the gap was so big in these conditions."
Nico finished Q1 in second position and was fourth in Q2. He achieved the second fastest time of 1:27. 102 minutes in Q3. "I lost time in the last sector compared to him which was down to a lack of KERS power when you do two consecutive quick laps," added Nico. "Being on the front row gives us a great opportunity in the race but the most important thing is to stay in front of the Ferraris." Nico's second place starting position marks the team's 16th front row of the season and Nico's seventh in total.