Daniil Kvyat once again gets the better of his Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo while Carlos Sainz also beat Max Verstappen.
Daniil Kvyat: "Our starting position is the maximum we could have achieved for today. I drove everything out of the car, I don’t think there was anything left to extract. We came here without any big expectations and the car is handling really well this weekend. I have a good feeling about this track and looking forward to the race tomorrow. The race conditions can be quite challenging but we are hoping to get some good points."
Daniel Ricciardo: "It was a mixed qualifying for me. My fastest time was deleted and it’s something we have to review as I don’t think I went off, we’ll check the video and see. The car felt really nice in the high-speed corners, it was a lot of fun to drive, but we have been struggling through the low-speed corners and I think that’s where we have been losing most of our time, along with the straights. If I start from P10, we’ll see what we can do with strategy to finish further up the grid."
Carlos Sainz: "I’m happy, I really enjoy this track! We did the maximum today and I don’t think we could’ve extracted much more from the car. We’ve looked strong all weekend and I’ve been optimistic the whole time. I’m satisfied with today’s P8. Tomorrow we expect a tough race with plenty of battles, but as always we will try our best to finish in the position we are starting in or further ahead and score more points."
Max Verstappen: "To be honest, I don’t really know what happened in today’s qualifying session, because we’ve been really competitive during the whole weekend and then, as soon as I went into Q1, I suffered from oversteer and I was not happy with the balance, so in the end I just wasn’t able to put a lap together. We need to look into this and find out why this happened. It’s disappointing because I was really looking forward to this qualifying session, but the car wasn’t behaving how I wanted it to and I couldn’t improve. Hopefully we can do something before tomorrow, we showed good pace in the long runs so hopefully we can have a good race."
Nico Hulkenberg: "I enjoyed today. Silverstone is one of those fun tracks, especially on low fuel with new tyres, and I’m feeling satisfied with our performance. My laps were clean and tidy, and it was a smooth session. The updates we brought here are working really well and without them I don’t think it would have been possible to be in the top ten today. So from that perspective I’m very happy because we know there is more to come as we explore and learn about our car. For this weekend, the long run pace has looked competitive, but the cars ahead of me also look very quick and we will have to work hard to come away with points."
Sergio Perez: "I am disappointed to have missed out on Q3 because the car was definitely capable of making the cut. I was expecting to be in the top ten, but in the end I missed out by a couple of hundredths, which was unfortunate. The weekend so far has been a bit of a struggle for me, trying different options with the set-up and getting used to the new car. The b-spec car is a big step forward, but we are still exploring the limits of what it can do. When we understand it fully, I think there is great potential. For the race tomorrow, I think we can be competitive. Eleventh place is not a bad place to start and I think we can fight well from there to get some points."