He, however, complained about a lack of power in the dying moments, making for a fascinating weekend.
Carlos Sainz, George Russell and Lewis Hamilton also impressed in qualifying as we approach the sixth race of the season.
How can I watch the F1 Spanish Grand Prix?
TV channel: The race will be shown live on Sky Sports F1, with coverage beginning at 12.30pm before lights out at 2pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can also tune in online via the Sky Go app.
Free highlights: Channel 4 will be airing full free-to-air race highlights at 6.30pm on Sunday evening.