Will Stevens, who will start race one from pole at the ninth and final round of the Formula Renault 3.5 championship in Jerez, believes that "there is more to come" as he seeks his second career win.

The Strakka Racing driver secured his maiden pole position in hot conditions. The British racer was less than a tenth faster than his compatriot William Buller with the top 19 drivers separated by a second.

Speaking to Crash.net shortly after his career best qualifying, the series veteran admitted his relief after their one-lap showing. The Strakka Racing pairing of Stevens and Matias Laine have enjoyed strong race pace but struggled over one lap.

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"We've been changing a few things to the car," he said. "It's taken us a while to find the issue with it, it has been affecting us all year."

Noting the end of the season, and the importance of a good showing at this stage in the championship, Marussia F1's test driver was pleased to be on top for the British outfit.

"We know what we can do and it's nice to show it," he continued. "It's the last round of the year so a bit late to find it but overall we are happy to show what the car can do."

When asked about the changes to the car, the Britain was characteristically coy, refusing to pinpoint the cause of their qualifying problems this year.

"The balance we've had throughout the whole year has been okay," the 23-year-old explained simply. "We worked on a few temperamental issues but nothing has changed with the balance."

Steven's last race win came at the first round of the championship at Monza, Italy. Since then, the Briton has claimed two further podiums but has finished outside the top three for the past eight races, something he is confident will change.

"My starts all year have been pretty strong; we worked really hard over the winter."

"We know there is more to come so we are confident moving into tomorrow."