GP Canada: Force India holding on to the top 10 for Q3


After the great booty gained in Monaco with a podium for Sergio Perez, Force India want to stay in the top half of the table in Canada to continue planting battle for the fifth position in the constructors’. The team hindu, which has an added plus in the Gilles Villeneuve for your power unit Mercedes, has surrendered to an acceptable level on Friday, with Q3 as the main goal on Saturday.

In both sessions, Nico Hülkenberg was the best-placed of the team. The German rider finished the first batch in a good seventh, and managed to stay among the top ten in the second, at the end of the ninth. Hülkenberg noted that changes in the ambient temperature throughout the day have not affected the preparation of the equipment, and that the car just needs a few adjustments to reach their goal in qualifying.

“We have
completed a large number of laps today, especially in the afternoon, and that is what
you are looking for on a Friday. The car gave up right from the beginning, and
we anticipate the evolution of the track
, that changed a lot as
that he passed the day”.

“The two sessions have been fairly simple: a few
tweaks and small changes to try to find the ideal balance, and a little
more speed for the classification. In general, has been a good day for us
has given a lot of information

The man on the podium in Monte Carlo, Sergio Perez, she did not times as strong as those of their partner, but were enough to finish the first session of free ninth place and the second in 12th place. The mexican also pointed to the changing climate as the great challenge of the day, and believes the car still has more performance to unlock.

“The changes in the weather between the morning and afternoon have made that we have two sessions very different. The track was very green at the beginning, but we managed to learn a lot about the car and the tires. The red flag cost us some time, especially because we had just come out to our first attempt when it happened”.

The potential for a good result in qualifying is there, but we need to do some work tonight to make sure we are in the proper position tomorrow. Finding the right balance in the braking and good traction is crucial here, so those are the areas that we’re focusing”.