It was a good qualifying session - both my Q3 laps felt good.
We've improved the car a lot since yesterday, when we tried a very low-downforce set-up to help with overtaking. We pulled back from that for today, and I feel a lot happier with the car.
My gearbox penalty means it's disappointing to be starting so far back, though. Overtaking has never been easy around here - even with the introduction of DRS - and, that being the case, it's quite a surprise that the DRS zone has been shortened for this year.
But I love racing around here. And because everyone's strategy could be up in the air tomorrow - because there's been quite a lot of tyre graining and blistering - things could still be a bit unpredictable.
The championship is a long-shot for me, I know that, but I'd love to do well in front of the Japanese crowd; I'll be going for the win.