Esteban Ocon will line up on the third row of tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix grid following a clean and tidy qualifying session on Saturday.
Force India's pink panther delivered a flawless performance behind the wheel of a well-balanced VJM10 and a string of laps which he believes were among the best of the year.
"I’m very happy with our performance today," said Ocon.
"The car has been working really well since the start of practice and it’s clear that all the hard work we have done since Singapore has paid off.
The Frenchman, who has been massively impressive in his first full season of F1 thanks to his outstanding consistency, is obviously targeting a run in the points on Sunday.
"I think we found further performance today and all the small changes we made to the car really helped make the difference. So it’s a great team effort and we are in good shape for tomorrow.
"My laps today were strong – probably some of my best of the season, but there is still room to improve. You never know what can happen in the race, but it’s a good chance to score some big points."