Daniel Ricciardo says he and the team never expected to finish so high in qualifying after the Australian secured fifth behind the Mercedes and Ferrari cars.
Ricciardo admitted seventh or eighth would have been a good result for the team following their performance in practice and therefore fifth was above his expectations.
"I'm really happy with the result today," said Ricciardo. "We didn’t expect to be fifth, especially from my side of the garage as yesterday didn’t go too well and this morning wasn’t great either.
"We came into qualifying thinking if all went well, maybe we would squeeze into Q3, and so to get into fifth is great. I am happy with the laps we did, the changes we made from FP3 worked well for us in quali and I am excited for what the race will bring tomorrow."
Meanwhile Daniil Kvyat came away from the session confused as to why he lacked the pace his team-mate showed.
"Today didn’t go as planned," explained Kvyat. "Our timing during the session was not bad but we just didn’t have any pace.
"From our side of the garage there was something missing when we got to qualifying, I don’t know at the moment exactly what it is but it’s not where I want to be.
"FP1 was fine and we showed good pace, FP2 and 3 weren’t too bad either but when it came to qualifying we were pretty much nowhere. I don’t know what it was but we will look into it and try to turn things around for the race tomorrow."