Marussia driver Jules Bianchi was understandably "very happy" after qualifying an impressive 16th on the grid of this week-end's Belgian Grand Prix.
The Frenchman mastered tricky conditions at a wet Spa-Franchorchamps circuit to advance in the second part of qualifying, which guaranteed him a spot in the top 16.
It's the second time Bianchi gets himself out of Q1 this season, after he qualified an even more impressive 12th at the British Grand Prix.
|Jules Bianchi, Marussia MR03 (Photo: WRI2)|
In Spa, he out-qualified Nico Hülkenberg and Pastor Maldonado, as well as his Marussia teammate Max Chilton.
"I’m really happy to make it through to Q2 again, especially as it repeats a good performance here last year. I love this track," he said.
"I was a little surprised that we had such a strong qualifying, simply because the tricky conditions were the same for everyone, yet we have fared better than some of the teams further up the grid."