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it is Often said that the higher you climb, the harder the fall. So happened to Force India in the recent Grand Prix of Austria. With the podiums for Sergio Perez in Monaco and Baku still fresh in the memory, the team left the Red Bull Ring with a zero in his score after the withdrawals of Sergio Pérez and Nico Hülkenberg. A circumstance especially cruel in the case of the mexican, who was left out of the race on the last lap when I was sitting in the eighth position.
A result which, although negative, does not discourage the team angloindia face of the british Grand Prix, his home race, which takes place at Silverstone, within walking distance of its headquarters. As is clear from the words of his team boss, Vijay Mallya, which still relied on power pelearle Williams -of those who separate them in 32 points – the fourth place in the Constructors ‘ World.
it Was very disappointing to leave empty of Austria, where several factors prevented concretáramos our true potential. But we must not let a career unfortunate overshadow the results we have been getting recently. This weekend, the VJM09 will receive an extra dose of performance that should help us in the upcoming races before the summer recess. We are fifth in the championship and the battle for fourth place remains wide open with twelve tests still to play.
Nico Hülkenberg, who after departing from the first line in Austria he saw his career fading away end up leaving with brake problems, expected to Silverstone suppose a return to the points.
I Still feel disappointed with what happened. You always have great hopes when you go out in the first line, but things are not we worked. fortunately, now comes Silverstone, a circuit I love to drive. It is a challenge, with corners such as Maggotts and Becketts, who are the best in the world to feel the true performance of a Formula 1 car, and I can go back to getting into the car and concentrate to get a good result.
An opinion echoed by Sergio Perez, that in spite of the stick of abandon in the last lap at the Red Bull Ring remains confident in their chances and the team in the remainder of the season.
The last race was very exciting but, unfortunately, for me, lasted one lap more; you may lose some points, but still had positive aspects, and I remain optimistic for this weekend and for the rest of the season. Silverstone puts to the test the truth of the aerodynamic performance and we have improved a lot in that aspect, so I think that again we can be competitive again.