The line of ascending Force India from the beginning of the season is on track, and this Friday he has given indications that the Vijay Mallya can get again good results in the Grand Prix of Europe. The indian team, the main favorite to get the fifth position he holds in the constructors ‘ championship, has been the second best team in the Friday after the Mercedes, taking advantage of the different problems of Ferrari and Red Bull.
The best times of the day in Baku were carried out by Sergio Perez, which ended the first practice session in sixth position and second in a fantastic third place, to a second of the best time of Lewis Hamilton. The mexican driver was delighted with the performance of the VJM09 in Baku and with the own path:
“it Has been a very positive day for us. The car has been great since we started the first session, and we have been up from the start with competitive times. It is a good sign for the rest of the weekend, and I’m optimistic about our performance”.
“When I did the trackwalk yesterday, I learned that the circuit was going to be fun to ride, and today has not disappointed. It is a circuit of awesome, really challenging, with no margin for error, and a real pleasure to fly. I went by the site today, but it is easy to make a mistake, and we have seen that, when the cars are long, pay a high price”.
Nico Hülkenberg was not very far from the times of his teammate. The German ended the first round in the top 10 and was fifth in the afternoon, going down from 1:46. The German praised the behavior and the balance of his car throughout the day.
“I Am delighted by the way things have gone today. The car is well balanced, and we have made some improvements between sessions. We have a good top speed in the car and a good pace, with lap times competitive. It is a good starting point to tackle the weekend.
“Come to Baku has been a lot of fun, and the track is pretty cool. Has a little of everything, with long straights, big braking and some cornering exciting high-speed, which all drivers enjoy. In general, I must say you have done a great job with the circuit, and is a nice change to come here and try something that is so different”.