Friday, 9 May 2014

Challenging but positive Friday for Force India

The Force India Formula Team head into Sunday's race here in Barcelona in third place in the Constructor's championship.

The Silverstone based squad are just ahead of Ferrari. Speaking after today's action Nico Hulkenberg said:

It was generally a positive day and we got all the information we wanted from the two sessions. We still have some work to do to find some performance in the car as we have the potential to improve. The track here in Barcelona is very challenging and it is going to be key to find some extra grip, especially when working with the harder compound. Degradation is high here, last year was a four-stop race and I expect the demands for the tyres to remain high this year as well.”

His team mate Sergio Perez had a difficult day and when asked how he felt the day had gone he said:

“Today has been a fairly challenging day. Our race pace looks good but it will be crucial to qualify well because overtaking is always difficult on this circuit. The compounds available for this weekend are very hard and this creates some issues with getting the tyres to work as desired. We need to work on this aspect with the engineers tonight and then we will be able to battle for a place in Q3, which has to be our aim.”

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