Mark Webber was in upbeat mood after finishing second to team mate Sebastian Vettel in FP2 in India, although the Aussie cautioned that today might not have provided a clear picture of how the weekend will unfold.
Webber was 0.1s behind Vettel in the afternoon and almost half a second clear of nearest pursuer, Fernando Alonso.
“It went pretty well today, but pole position is one thing, obviously Sunday is another,” said Webber.
“We need to perform well on both days, and I think we have a very good chance of doing that. The car is working well, the guys are doing a great job, and we have a huge amount of stuff to go through tonight with the car. The team is obviously incredibly motivated and the drivers are as well, so we’re going OK.
“It was a pretty good day for us. P3 is going to be pretty important in the morning. The track temperature doesn’t change a huge amount here. So it’s important that we get a good clean run in P3 as well, then blow it up for qualifying and see how the car performs in that very important session.
“And then obviously the work we did this afternoon we can learn when to put that in place for Sunday’s Grand Prix. But ultimately I think as a team we had a pretty good day but there’s always areas we can improve.”