Lewis Hamilton expressed his satisfaction after setting two laps quick enough for pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix.
Hamilton clocked a benchmark time of 1.47.449 before moving even further clear with a lap of 1.47.197, to finish the session almost half a second clear of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
"[I'm] really happy today with the performance of the car, fantastic job by the team, [the] car’s been feeling great, this is a circuit where if you get the right balance its one of the most fun to drive," he said.
"Pole position is great to have but it’s a long stretch down to Turn 5 [Les Combes], I’m just happy with today, the goal was to get pole position, Nico was very close and my last two laps were the best I had all weekend."
Hamilton added that one of his strengths was his performance through the long middle sector, which stretches from Les Combes to Stavelot.
"Sector two has always been a bit of a weak point, [I] could never really put it together but on those two laps it was a very strong area for me," he said.