With the aim of maintaining their positions among the top 10, Force India has begun the weekend of the German Grand Prix with mixed results and an upward trend, after being the only team to devote the first session to understand the operation of the pneumatic means.
in the afternoon, Force India were the compounds more soft and showed enough speed to to compete with McLaren, Toro Rosso and Williams, his rivals in the middle zone, with both cars inside the top 10.
“The media perform quite well, it is a pleasant surprise”
between its two pilots, Nico Hülkenberg was the most inspired of the day. The German rider was 15th in the first session, and got the seventh best time in the second, frequenting the positions of head from the beginning of the session. Hülkenberg declared himself pleased with the handling of the car and with the tyre performance throughout the day:
“I Am very happy with the day today, has been a fairly good starting the weekend. We rode the whole morning with the medium compound, which looks like a good tire, and we have worked with the soft and the superblando this afternoon. The pace seems good, and I felt very comfortable in the car, especially in the second session as the track improved. Obviously, there is still some work to get to where we want to be, but it is a positive start and I’m looking forward to building on it”.
In regards to the second car, Sergio Perez ended the first session of free just 30 thousandths of Hülkenberg, and the second about three tenths, which allowed him to finish in ninth place. Despite suffering a flat considerable lastró his race simulation, Perez believes that the team is on the road to get a good result out of the car, although he expressed a certain preocuipación respect to the balance of his car.
“I Think we were the only team that has rolled with the medium compound together with the soft and the superblando, which has enabled us to obtain many data on the three compounds. The media perform quite well, which is a pleasant surprise. It is still early, but I think the weekend has a lot of potential, and that we are in a good position to make the most of it. There are still some areas that can be improved with respect to the balance of the car, but we should be able to fix it by the night after you check the data that you have collected”.