"Really really happy with this weekend as a whole. Felt really confident in the car, the team did a great job with the strategy," Russell said immediately after qualifying to Danica Patrick.
"We’re on an offset strategy compared to everyone else so we’ve got an extra set of medium tyres tomorrow, which nobody around us has. So, to get to Q3 and be on the front row with a strategic advantage tomorrow is an exciting place to be.
“The track’s different this year. The tyre degradation on Friday looked pretty bad, so I think it’s going to be very close between a one and a two-stop.
"With our mediums, we can put Ferrari in a difficult position and try and force them into an error and get the upper hand, so that’s what we’re looking for."
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