Nico Hülkenberg. Photo: Force India
Force India has confirmed in qualifying for the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi its status of fourth best team in the grill. Nico Hülkenberg has made the seventh time, just ahead of teammate Sergio Perez, who has maintained a cerradísima fight: just 18 thousandths of a second have separated the German -that, heading to Renault, is fired at Yas Marina that has been your team over five seasons- of the mexican.
The cars angloindios have turned to leave behind their rivals for fourth place in the Constructors’, Williams (Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will depart in positions 10 and 11). With 27 points in its favour, only a cataclysm could prevent that Force India is to achieve the best rating in its nine-year history. Omar Szafnauer, chief operating officer, has been qualified as brilliant the day of their pilots.
Finish the last qualifying of the year with both cars among the top eight is an excellent performance from the whole team. The car has been competitive in all sessions and, even though Nico lost a lot of time in the free 3, has been able to be made with the seventh place, while Sergio has fallen to a single hundredth to complete the fourth row. Of the race, we are well positioned to get a great result and so close the that has been the most successful season in team history.
Nico Hülkenberg noted that the lack of shooting made him come to qualifying with some doubts that vanished over the course of the session, and recognized that getting a better result was almost utopian.
I Think that the seventh place was the maximum I could aspire to, considering that I’ve lost the first free and half of the third. But we made good progress during the session and I am happy with my laps, in which I could tighten to stop. I Hope to do the same thing in the race to say goodbye to big of Force India; it may be that the cars that I have in front are out of my reach, but I’m going to give it my all and we’ll see where we end.
Sergio Pérez. Photo: Force India
Least happy you showed Sergio Perez, at least individually. The mexican complained of understeer on his last attempt, something without what you think you could have snatched the seventh place to his teammate.
I Am happy for the result of the team having already cornered the fourth row, but not much with my performance because I know I could have done better. With a perfect lap I could have been seventh, but in the past I had some understeer, something that I tried to compensate by changing the drawn, but it didn’t work. I hope to be able to beat the cars that we near to end on a good note, whether that be the quarterfinals in the championship is a goal really important to us.