Force India will keep good memories of the first qualifying session in the Baku City Circuit and all for the great role of Sergio Perez. The mexican driver has adapted very well to the urban track in the capital of azerbaijan and even if your result is blurred by the penalty after changing the gearbox, what cannot be denied is that Sergio Perez set the second fastest time in Q3 just behind poleman Nico Rosberg. Much more discreet, has been the role of Nico Hülkenberg, who has not been able to get through to Q2 and will start eleventh on the grid.
Sergio Perez has had one of lime and another of sand in just a few hours. His accident in FP3 has caused the technicians of Force India had to change the gearbox of his car: “I’m Still angry with myself for what happened at the end of the third practice and the penalty after the change of the gearbox. Should be starting in the first row of the grid, but now I have to drop to the seventh position. Tonight I have to try and clarify my mind, since that is a large frustration for me. I have to give a big ‘thank you’ to my team for their amazing work“.
Looking for the positive side in his great performance, Sergio Perez, stated: “it Has been a qualifying session very special. During Q3 I made one of my best laps in Formula 1, taking the maximum performance in every curve and almost kissing the walls. I think we had a performance very strong. I Hope to be able to give a special result to the whole team. It’s not going to be an easy race, because the track is very complicated, and it is normal to make mistakes. At the same time open up great opportunity to recover lost time because I have a good feeling”.
to The great success of Sergio Perez is opposed to the discreet session Nico Hülkenberg, feeling that the German pilot has not bothered to deny: “it Has been a qualifying and very disappointing for me. The car has been fast this weekend, but starting from the position 12 means that we have a big job to do tomorrow. The main problem in Q2, I lost the rear in the curve 16 and I made a spinning top. Due to this, on my second lap he was under pressure and unfortunately I had some traffic, which didn’t allow me to improve”.
despite the various problems, Nico Hülkenberg, has also recognized certain problems of feeling with his car: “I don’t feel the same grip with the car and that causes deslicemos in different points of the circuit. It is very frustrating and annoying because the car has good potential and should have been much higher. So I have a feeling quite bitter, to be honest. Yes, I am determined to regain the lost ground tomorrow”.