2 April 2016
DANIEL RICCIARDO, Position: 5, (3rd Practice Ė 10, 1:33.519)
ďIím really happy with the result today. We didnít expect to be fifth, especially from my side of the garage as yesterday didnít go too well and this morning wasnít great either. We came into qualifying thinking if all went well, maybe we would squeeze into Q3, and so to get into fifth is great. I am happy with the laps we did, the changes we made from FP3 worked well for us in quali and I am excited for what the race will bring tomorrow.Ē
DANIIL KVYAT, Position: 15, (3rd Practice Ė 7, 1:33.113)
"Today didnít go as planned. Our timing during the session was not bad but we just didnít have any pace. From our side of the garage there was something missing when we got to qualifying, I donít know at the moment exactly what it is but itís not where I want to be. FP1 was fine and we showed good pace, FP2 and 3 werenít too bad either but when it came to qualifying we were pretty much nowhere. I donít know what it was but we will look into it and try to turn things around for the race tomorrow."
CHRISTIAN HORNER: ďA superb performance by Daniel today. He got quicker and quicker on every set of tyres and extracted every ounce of performance from the car. To line up P5 on this circuit for us is an excellent result. Unfortunately for Dany things didnít go as well. He was happy with the car in the warmer conditions earlier in FP3, but the balance fell away from him during qualifying and he struggled for pace which resulted in a P15 for him. But as we have seen here in previous years, with a good strategy overtaking is possible and that should make for a fascinating race.Ē