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Sergio Pérez will start tomorrow from the fourth position of the grill in the Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi. And it might have been better not to have been overtaken by Kimi Räikkönen, who in his second attempt in Q3, improved in little more than one-tenth the time of the mexican Force India to snatch the third position. However, it should be considered your effort as the most brilliant of the season: when he qualified fourth in Belgium, made it almost a second and a half of the pole, while on the tarmac of Yas Marina the gap to Nico Rosberg, the best in the session, has dropped in the second; in particular, 947 thousandths.
Sergio Perez has shown exultant and, although he recognizes that the race might ask complications, believes that his car has the potential needed to end the year with note. “This fourth place is an outstanding result and I am very pleased with our strong performance since the beginning of the weekend to this classification; all my laps today have been very clean and we have extracted the full potential of the car. Morning, the challenge will be to keep behind some cars very fast, but I also believe that I have good options to win positions in the output and the confidence in my self to achieve a great result”.
Nico Hülkenberg rounded off the good result global Force India with the seventh place, even though the German acknowledged feeling a little disappointed, which does not prevent him to dream of adding a good number of points. “I Was pleased with my laps, especially that of Q3, so see me seventh it makes me feel somewhat disappointed because I believed that I could have finished a bit further up. But, thinking about the race, I think that the changes we made to the car will result, it is fast on the straights and your balance has been good from the start, so that I think that from the fourth row I have all the options to get a good result morning”.