Force India has returned to normal, offering a weekend from less to more and rematándolo with a double end at points which were further consolidated in the fourth place in the constructors ‘ championship.
After the jolts of Canada and Azerbaijan, races in which good results were marred by separate disputes in the track between its two pilots, Force India has enjoyed a Grand Prize of Austria’s hard and complicated in the technical, but gentle in sports.
We have suffered in the workouts, but in qualifying and the race we have been very strong
Sergio Pérez has gotten off to a brilliant seventh position, placed, moreover, in a surprising sixth position in the drivers ‘ championship ahead of Max Verstappen. “Finishing seventh is a great result for the team and a good reward considering how difficult it has been the weekend for us. We have suffered in the workouts, but in qualifying and the race we have been very strong, and we will return home with some good points”.
The mexican driver lost positions in the first corner, but managed to recover in the third, driving since then, a solid pace that allowed him to retain the seventh place. “it was Not the easiest of races for me. I made a good start, but lost positions with Esteban (Ocon) and Lewis (Hamilton) in the first curve. Fortunately I was able to adelantarles to both in turn 3, recovering my position of output”.
tires have been a headache for the pilots this weekend and Sergio Perez, it was no less, something that prevented him from giving fight more battle to Romain Grosjean, who finished sixth in the race. “I Suffered a lot with the graining front in my first relay, but after the stop you can pick up the pace, although not enough to attack Grosjean. We had a rhythm very similar, so I could not get closer”.
Moment in which the dispute between Lewis Hamilton and Esteban Ocon opens the door to Sergio Perez, who recovered the positions lost in the first curve.
In any case, the balance of the weekend has been very satisfactory, so Perez looks now in the direction of Silverstone, a circuit at which the cars of 2017 will be able to fully develop their potential in the fast corners. “it Has been a complicated weekend, but we recovered well and we can be happy. Now we will focus on Silverstone, I’m really looking forward to testing these cars in 2017 in the fastest track of the calendar”.
Ocon extends his streak of points
Esteban Ocon ended the test behind his team-mate, and after to contain the attacks of the Williams of Felipe Massa. The French only left to score points in the Monaco Grand Prix and continues to show his consistency in the first full season as a Formula 1 driver. “I’m satisfied with the points earned today in what was a race consistent of the computer. I made a good start and gained two positions, but he was behind Lewis (Hamilton) in the approach to turn 3 and slid, losing control for a few moments”.
I don’t think that we had the right strategy because I lost a lot of time with Massa after my stop
Although the strategy was not perhaps the most appropriate, Ocon was able to keep the Williams of Massa behind him, further expanding the advantage of Force India in the standings. “Then I kept focused and time-consistent, I don’t think that we had the right strategy because I lost a lot of time with Massa after my stop, and we’ll review it to see if we would be able to do it a different way”.
Force India is giving a lesson of how to maximize the options of the car and the team, scoring with total regularity when their drivers do not get in trouble. “it has Not been the weekend easier for us, but we worked hard and it is satisfying to finish with points, even though things have not been perfect, we have shown the strength of this team,”. And it is not in vain, Force India have scored in 15 of the 18 opportunities that you have had so far with their two drivers in the nine races held.