Pastor Maldonado has targeted a points finish after qualifying in fourth place for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Maldonado surprised many with his lap in Q3 that puts him behind only Lewis Hamilton and the Red Bull drivers.
"It was a difficult session, especially in Q2 as we were on the limit in P10, but I saw the potential in the car. We then found a great balance in Q3 and I’m happy that we are back to looking strong again", said the Venezuelan.
"I think we showed throughout all the weekend that we are competitive and I did my best in qualifying. I’m really happy for the team, for myself and looking forward to the race tomorrow. Points are very important for us so I will be pushing to the maximum".
Yet again Bruno Senna struggled in qualifying and will start from fifteenth place.
"I never want to be out of the top ten in qualifying but this weekend we have had a few problems, so that is how it is. Hopefully tomorrow the car will be quick in the race as we have a competitive car. We'll work hard tomorrow and will still be trying to get into the points. For sure it is a track with some overtaking opportunities with the DRS so hopefully we can make some use of that and use it to our advantage", he said.