Paul di Resta believes that Kamui Kobayashi cost him a place in Q3.
The Force India driver finished eleventh, although will move up to tenth following Pastor Maldonado’s penalty.
“I was very happy with the car this morning and so we didn’t change anything before qualifying. However, the track went away from us during qualifying, probably because of the rain shower, and I didn’t feel quite as comfortable as this morning”, he said.
“Q1 was quite straightforward and we looked strong in Q2, but my quickest lap was compromised slightly by traffic with Kobayashi recovering onto the track. I think that made the difference between making the top ten”.
“I tried to do another lap, but I had used the best of the tyres. I think P11 still puts in a reasonable position to do something tomorrow. We have the choice on tyres, but obviously it depends on what the weather does”.