Nico Hulkenberg managed to equal his best qualifying performance of the year in Mexico.
A stunning lap from the Froce India driver means that he will start fifth on the grid, behind only the Mercedes and Red Bull drivers, and ahead of both Ferraris which have looked strong so far this weekend.
"The car just got better and better through qualifying with the track gripping up," Hulkenberg said after qualifying.
"It’s obviously not a low-downforce track but due to the altitude it’s quite low-downforce," he said of the thin air at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez. "Track evolution just seemed to help the car and pick up the balance and the pace for us. And perhaps we did a good job as well understanding the tyres, getting them into the sweet spot."
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing