In Q2, Esteban found improvements in his second attempt, but that was not enough to reach Q3 from the start in the colors of Renault DP World F1 Team. The Frenchman finished in fourteenth place.
Ninth in the second phase of qualifying, Daniel tried to consolidate his position in the final session between the ten fastest drivers.
A yellow flag as he improved his time unfortunately forced him to cut his effort and the Australian had to settle for tenth place.
“We know that we could have done better than tenths as we have shown since the start of the weekend. It is nevertheless positive to be in Q3, especially after our performance here last year. sign of progress. Things like this are out of our control, so it’s a little frustrating, but it can sometimes happen. We’ll have to attack tomorrow and try to get into the top eight, if not better. look forward to the fires going out tomorrow! “
“I know that we could have done better with the equipment at our disposal. We have not fully grasped small details and I want to review what happened because the gap is great between my position and that “I was aiming. We will study this closely and continue to work hard. It was not enough today, but we will try to come back stronger tomorrow.”