Daniil Kvyat is hopeful that Red Bull will be able to translate its Friday practice pace into a strong qualifying result at the Mexican Grand Prix, following an encouraging outing for the team.
Kvyat was second quickest at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, behind Mercedes' Nico Rosberg. and was backed up by team-mate Daniel Ricciardo.
"Conditions were changing quite a lot today and as you expect with a new track, it was evolving a lot too," he said.
"How things are right now, we look very competitive, so hopefully we can keep it up tomorrow.
"Nevertheless I don’t think it’s going to be easy because usually on Saturday the silver cars and the other guys find some more performance, but we’ll have to wait and see.
"Fingers crossed we’ll be able to maintain this nice level of performance and hopefully we can spice things up tomorrow. That would be really cool."
Ricciardo is confident that Red Bull can be more competitive in Mexico compared to previous races.
"Not a bad Friday for us as a team with pretty much all corners at the track suiting us," he said.
"On the one straight we lose all our advantage, but all these tight, twisty corners and the fast flowing Esses in the middle worked to our advantage.
"We look more competitive than we thought we would be, but let’s see what happens tomorrow."