Lewis Hamilton qualified in 6th position in China and had the following to say:
I’m a little disappointed – we wanted to get pole today, and thought we could –, and I don’t really know where the time went in Q3.
The tyres felt fine – pretty much exactly the same as in Q1 and Q2, when the car felt great – but in Q3 the car started moving around a lot more, and it felt like the front was bottoming.
We’d been quick all weekend, but sixth was the best I could do in Q3. I think we ought to have been further up the grid – but we’ll fight our way as far up the field as we can tomorrow. I’m sure it will be a good race.