• Budapest, Saturday – Toto: “Now we need to wait and see tomorrow just how well we have prepared for the race”

Lewis qualified on pole position today for the Hungarian Grand Prix with Nico in fourth place.
Lewis took the 30th pole position of his career this afternoon at the Hungaroring and his fourth at this circuit.

This is also the first time in Lewis' Formula One career that he has scored three consecutive pole positions. Lewis' pole was the team's seventh in the ten races so far in the 2013 season.

Nico qualified fourth but was hampered by his brake balance quick adjuster becoming stuck during his final lap.

“First of all”, said Ross after qualifying, “I want to compliment the engineers, the drivers and our technicians back at the factory for the job they have done so far this weekend. We had a lot of work to do here in order to understand the tyres and we have made progress through every session, improving our understanding with every lap. We are still on a good upward slope of progress and hopefully there will be more room to improve tomorrow.

Lewis put in an exceptional lap at the end of Qualifying, it was a really impressive performance. Nico did a good job too - all the more so considering he had a small car problem halfway through the lap - and the great thing about our driver pairing is how they consistently push each other to new heights.

We know that we have a challenging race ahead of us tomorrow, with record temperatures forecast, and that will be the opportunity to see exactly what progress we have made.”

Like Toto explains, “we prepared well for the race during the practice sessions, collecting the information we needed, and managed to perform well in Qualifying in spite of the very high temperatures.

So we have a good basis for tomorrow with first and fourth positions representing a very strong team result. Lewis delivered a lap that seemed about perfect while Nico had a small car problem that certainly cost him some lap time.

Now we need to wait and see tomorrow just how well we have prepared for the race and how we cope on these new tyres in the hot conditions.”