Toto Wolff, Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport
That was one of those upside-down qualifying sessions where you can do more wrong than right and we nearly got caught out a couple of times along the way in Q1 and Q2. But in the end, it came down to the final run in Q3 which decided the final order, in conditions very close to a fully dry track. Lewis was on provisional pole and doing a really strong lap when he just got unlucky with the yellow flag for Alonso’s spin – and he had to back out of his lap. Nico was running later on the road and lifted in the yellow zone that was still showing, as we can see from the data, but he was nevertheless able to improve and snatch pole position right at the end. Overall, a topsy-turvy session but a great result and the perfect starting places for tomorrow’s race. But this is Hungary and we always see action on Sunday afternoons, so we know there is still a very long way to go. We need to prepare well tonight and run through all the scenarios if we want to achieve our potential tomorrow.