Sebastien Buemi was delighted with his effort in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, after finishing in 11th position. The Toro Rosso driver was also upbeat about his team's prospects for the upcoming races considering there are more updates planned following the ones introduced in Spain.
Buemi said he felt optimistic about his chances for the race after having saved a set of soft tires.
"I am very happy with this 11th place," he said. "We finished ahead of the Saubers and Force India and when you consider that as planned I will have some new parts for the next race, it is also a very good sign for Monaco. On top of that we have saved an extra set of new soft tires for the race, because we opted not to try a second run in Q2, so at the moment everything is looking good.
"In some ways, it is better to be 11th than 10th, because if I had made it to Q3, we would probably have gone out and used another set of tires, but this way, I am on the clean side of the track with one set extra."
Teammate Jaime Alguersuari was also pleased with his day after finishing in 13th, but the Spaniard said he was struggled with his car in the slower corners.
"The car worked well in the high speed section of the circuit, but in the slow ones, I did not have a good feel for the car, so we need to look at the data to see how to improve the car in Sector 3 before tomorrow's race," he said.
"Overall, I am pleased for the team because the result for both of us is good and I think we can run a competitive race. We can expect a three pit-stop strategy, because Pirelli's new Prime is harder than it was before. I am looking forward to having a good race at my home circuit."