Was it though? In reality they gave him low fuel and a way higher engine mode, it's a confidence boosting lap and as no one else did a remotely comparable lap engine mode wise we have no idea how good a lap it really is. He's also apparently been told to stick with Max's setup as the team believes he's gotten miles away from where he should be trying different things to find lap time. Neither of these things are particularly positive. Pretty much anyone can get P1 in Fp1 if the team goes lets just do a actual full power qualifying lap.