A great qualifying session for Lando Norris, as he sped through the Monte Carlo circuit in 1:10.620 securing for himself the 5th spot on tomorrow's grid.
The best starting position in Monaco for a McLaren since 2012, when Lewis Hamilton managed to put his all the way up in third place.
"Really good qualifying – I’m very pleased to be P5. We were only two tenths off pole and just half a tenth off P2 – which isn't a lot – so it was really close. But I feel like I did a good lap and I don’t think there was anything more in it, " he said.
With such close gaps between the other drivers' lap times, Norris believes he might could have done even better than that.
But he sounds quite satisfied anyways, with the way the weekend has turned out so far for him.
"I'm really happy – although knowing that by doing something different you could've maybe gained that half a tenth and quite a few positions is tough, but I’m still pleased with how we did. It was a good day."
"It’s been a good weekend for us, and we extracted everything we could out of the car."
Even taking some risks at the end of Q3, closing the lap that put him in P5 well on time, before the session was red flagged and closed off after pole sitter Charles Leclerc hit the wall in the last sector.
"On my final Q3 lap especially, we took quite a few risks, but it all paid off and it was definitely one of the best laps I've done in my career. We did a good job today as a team and we just need to try to finish it off tomorrow."
Not so easy, as tomorrow he will be starting in front of Gasly and Hamilton, right behind the Ferrari of his former teammate Carlos Sainz.