"It was a good qualifying and I am looking forward to the race tomorrow. This weekend has so far been much better than the last ones, with no real problems so it looks good for us," Sutil said. "It was a little bit difficult at the end of the session when the red flag came out and I missed out on a final flying lap, but overall I am very happy and our car performance is improving well," he added. Paul said the team is hoping to garner points in tomorrow's race. "I could not have wished for more today and it's nice to get into Q3. After missing the whole of FP2 yesterday we knew that it was going to be difficult this morning, but we've got a small upgrade here and it certainly improved the performance today.
"Luckily I did my quickest lap in the second running in Q1, as I just struggled a little bit with balance in the others.
Our race pace seems to be not too bad, so fingers crossed we can pick up some points again tomorrow as we have in the previous two grands prix," he said. Meanwhile, India's Narain Karthikeyan, racing for Hispania, will start last on the grid after failing to go beyond Q1.