Whilst P10 and P14 on the grid for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix might not set the world alight, there’s scope for a better showing at the Hungaroring.
An interrupted Q2 session meant both Pastor and Romain had only one run to set a time to see if they would break into the top ten. A lock-up from Pastor compromised his lap, whilst Romain made it through.
“I think we got everything we could out of the car today, it’s good to be in the top ten,” said Romain of his tenth position on the grid.
“It was a tough qualifying with the wind picking up at the beginning of the session. We struggled a bit with our first run but Q2 was much better. I really pushed hard and put everything together, it was a fantastic lap.”
Pastor meanwhile recognised the scope to have qualified further up the grid.
“We had potential for Q3, the pace was there early on, I did a good lap in Q1 and placed in the top ten but unfortunately we were not able to repeat this in Q2.
“We didn’t have as good a progression as we would have liked, especially with the red flag, and then I locked up in turn one which compromised my lap time. I don’t think this is a position that is representative for us.
“The pace is there – we showed that in Q1 – the potential is there so I think we can put together a good race and score points.”