Today’s qualifying showed that all of the hard work our team has done over the past couple of months is starting to show on the speed charts. Since Abu Dhabi, we have focused on lightening the plane and adding a lot of horsepower. We have done both and are happy with the results.

We are solidly in the race for tomorrow and had one of the fastest times of the day until I hit the very last gate with my wigtip during Q2. I told the guys that I was “going straight at every gate”, and that’s what I did. That game plan worked until the last gate. Oh well, that’s racing and it’s only qualifying.

We have the speed to get into the top four on race day if I fly hard and clean without mistakes. The track is very difficult so anything can happen. Root for us!!