Romain Grosjean is pleased with the ninth-fastest time (1:31.756), just missing enter to Q3 by one position.
Grosjean now targeting to set points for the second race in a row, he also says that Bahrain night fight will be long and difficult, with important tyre choice decisions to be made.
“Our position is higher than our expectations, so that’s good,” revealed Grosjean. “Everyone worked brilliantly.
“I was talking with Guenther (Steiner, team principal) before qualifying and he said this session would be a big test for us. Every time we go out on track, we’re learning more. I’m very proud of my guys.
“Tomorrow is a long race – a difficult race with the tyre choices – but I think it’s possible to have a good time. We’re hoping for more points, but it’s a very different track from Australia. I’m looking forward to going racing.”