After securing P5 on the starting grid ahead of tomorrow's Mexican Grand Prix, Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg was delighted at getting the full potential out of his car.
The future Renault driver put in a self proclaimed 'mega' lap during Q1 and added that his qualifying session just got better as the three rounds progressed, while his team-mate Sergio Perez only managed P12 in his home Grand Prix weekend.
Despite Perez’s disappointing Saturday, the Le Mans winner explained that the team did well to adapt to the demands of the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.
"My car just got better and better through qualifying," the 29-year-old said.
"The track evolution helped, and perhaps we did a good job as well in understanding the tyres, and getting them into the sweet spot.
"My first lap was mega, there was nothing more I could squeeze out of it.
"All in all, it was a great qualifying session for us today."
Hulkenberg is also hoping that he will have a much improved race on Sunday compared to last week’s USA Grand Prix, where he was forced to retire on the first lap.
"You always have to be careful, but every start has a different dynamic," he said.
"Last weekend wasn't great, [but] I think it should be fine tomorrow."