Toto: "That was a great lap from Lewis at the end to claim pole position - once again, he showed that when the pressure is on, there's nobody else you'd want in the car.
"Until the rain came in Q3, it was a very close fight between Ferrari and ourselves, getting closer as the session went on. Then when the rain came, we decided to fuel for the session and give Lewis the best chance to get pole - and that proved to be the right call.
"In fact, Lewis was the first car to cross the line, so we were worried that the timing was wrong; but in the end, it didn't matter as he put together three brilliant sectors to take P1 by a healthy margin.
"As for Valtteri, we abandoned the plan for him to tow Lewis in Q3 when the rain came, as it would have been too risky. But we saw glimpses of his true performance in his short qualifying session today, and I hope he can put that to good use tomorrow from the back of the grid.
"Well done, too, to the entire team at Force India; after the turbulence of the past weeks, P3 and P4 on the grid is a great boost for them."