Max Verstappen is on pole for tomorrow’s title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Speaking after Qualifying, the Red Bull driver said: “This is of course what we wanted but never easy with their form from the last few races.
“Now I’m just looking forward to tomorrow because that’s the most important.
“I felt good on both tyres. Naturally now in the evening, it’s a bit cooler so it should be a bit easier for the soft tyres, but we’ll see tomorrow. It’s very important to have a good start and from there onwards we just try to do our race to the very best, then we’ll see where we end up.”
Joining him on the front row will be his title rival, Lewis Hamilton, who said: “Max did a great lap today. We just couldn’t compete with that time at the end there. It was looking really strong through practice.
“That was a fantastic lap from him. We’re in a good position with our tyres for tomorrow and I hope we can have a good race.”
Lando Norris will take off from third after a brilliant lap in the McLaren. The delighted British driver said: “I went for pole, didn’t quite work out. It was a nice lap. To be in P3 was a bit of a surprise.
“I’m a bit nervous. I want to stay where I am and just watch everything unfold over the first few laps or even the whole race, but I also don’t want really to get involved too much because it can cause a lot of controversy.
“I’ll do my best and if I get a chance I’ll go for it.”