“The team has done a fantastic job of continually improving the car over the past few weeks, so I'm really proud of what we've achieved today. It's great to have locked out the front row with Heikki – we've been threatening to do it for a number of races, so to achieve it at a track where it's tricky to pass is really satisfying.
“There's a great harmony within the team at the moment, and we really deserved this. I couldn't ask to be in a better position. We've both got good strategies for tomorrow and we'll be challenging for the win.”
“It was difficult to choose the right tyre for the final session and I felt I could have done a slightly faster lap in Q3, but I was a little cautious in turn two. Still, we've found a great direction with the car and I've got a great opportunity to win the race tomorrow.
“It's fantastic to be starting on the front row alongside Lewis. I hope that starting on the dirty side of the track won't be a disadvantage, and I fully expect us to look out for each other in the first corner tomorrow. This result really repays the team for all of its efforts over the past few months.”
“It's a shame I didn't manage to get the best out of the car in Q3, mainly because of traffic, especially on my second run. In the first two parts of qualifying the car felt good, as can be seen from my times, but then I never managed to prepare the tyres in the best way.
“Clearly, overtaking isn't easy, but we have good pace and I will try and exploit that in fighting with the two drivers ahead of me on the grid.”
“I am really happy with the result. This was certainly one of my best qualifying sessions so far this season. I was not expecting to start from fourth, as the car has been quite difficult to drive over the entire weekend.
“We struggled a bit with the balance, but in the end I was able to make the harder tyre compound work very well and here we are. I am now looking forward to the race.”
“That was a very good qualifying session for me, and I'm obviously delighted. We made a good start in first practice yesterday. The team did a good job overnight and we made the right choice over set-up.