• United States GP, Saturday - Toto: The race could play to some of our strengths

A tough qualifying session at the Circuit of the Americas this afternoon saw Lewis and Nico qualify in fifth and 14th places respectively for the United States Grand Prix.

"That was a very tough qualifying session and certainly not what we were hoping for. Our car appeared to suffer more than most in the prevailing conditions: the blustery wind was upsetting the car and it was also tricky to bring the front and rear tyre temperatures into the right window in harmony," said Ross. "However, conditions are predicted to be very different tomorrow, and I am optimistic that, with the set-up we have on the cars, we can achieve a decent race result."

"A very disappointing afternoon for the team. The main challenge was to get all four tyres into the operating window with the front and rear sets working well at the same time," said Toto. "We clearly didn’t do that as well as our competitors, which is reflected in the grid positions. But tomorrow is another day where the warmer conditions should bring the track towards us so we are optimistic that the race could play to some of our strengths."