The team Sahara Force India has become a close a successful weekend at the GP of Belgium. Spa-Francorchamps, the scene in which the team has committed his only pole position, his first podium and his first points, has delivered a double ‘top five’ training, a result that has been repeated up to seven times along the trajectory of the team. The last two have been signed this weekend with the fourth-placed Nico Hülkenberg and the fifth position of Sergio Perez. With these results, Force India surpasses Williams in the constructors.
Nico Hülkenberg had almost a perfect race dodging the problems in the output, which helped him to take off the tires superblandos above. With soft rubber and a half had a pace very solid throughout the race, which helped him to finish in fourth position: “Today we achieved a huge result for the team. I am very happy with the fourth position. There were unusual circumstances, but we were vigilant to take advantage of this option and pick up important points. The first round has been great, I was second behind Nico Rosberg. The red flag proved costly and we grouped again”.
“The restart was clean and the rest of the race was quite controlled, the margin of the difficult management and care of the tires,” discusses Hülkenberg, who also lived a delicate moment when he crossed paths with Fernando Alonso at the exit of the pitlane: “there Was a battle with Fernando Alonso when out of the pit lane, but I managed to stay ahead and to keep the fourth position. Maybe if the things had changed a little, we could have been on the podium, but I’m satisfied with our result”.
Sergio Perez had a very different race to that of his partner as it had to climb after departure until reaching the fifth position thanks to a good pace. The mexican-made three stops, even if your strategy is based on the benefits of the tire: “it Has been a great day for the team and I’m happy to be fifth, although it was a tough race from the beginning. I Chose a drawn wide in the first corner, I had to dodge the accident and that cost me some positions. I fell to the ninth position, but I managed to advance again, although I found traffic at each stop“.
In this line, Sergio Perez protagonizaba some of the battles more interesting of the race with Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso: “I managed to work my way through the competition and bring a good result for the team. Ascend to fourth place in the constructors is a logo that’s great for us, but this is something that is timely and there is a long way to go until the end of the season. I Hope that we can maintain our momentum and secure this position“.