Absolute normality in the garage of Force India during the first two sessions of free GP of Hungary, the whole time that the computer has not suffered from any type of incident, despite the numerous problems and errors that have been seen during the Friday at the Hungaroring. This has allowed Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Perez complete the programme of work by the team, adding each of them the distance they need to complete the Sunday race. Although the competition for admission to the Q3 has grown, Hülkenberg and Perez are candidates to be among the top ten.
Nico Hülkenberg has closed the opening day at the Hungaroring with 70 laps and a best time of 1:22.449. The German is satisfied with his day: “it Has been a Friday, pretty normal, no big surprises. The new asphalt of the track makes a big difference in relation to previous years. The potholes that were one of the main features of this track is gone and the new asphalt has shown a very good grip”.
Analyzing the new conditions of the track, Nico Hülkenberg explained to the termination of the day: “I Think that the times are a couple seconds faster than they used to be. On A personal level, feel initial with the car is quite good, although it is evident that we have to make adjustments usual during the night. Even so, and after seeing our level to a turn and our pace in the long runs, it seems that we are in good shape“.
For his part, Sergio Perez has closed Friday with a best time of 1:22.653, being two tenths slower than his teammate. Despite this, the mexican driver has transmitted a message very similar to that of his companion: “Has been a first day very useful work, despite the red flag on the FP2. It came at the worst possible time and that reduced our short-term work. We have still made enough changes in the car in the different runs, so that there will be a large amount of data to analyze to get a better grounding point”.
In the perspective of the race, Sergio Pérez has stated: “We have achieved a great amount of information on our performance over a long run and that must be good to be able to take advantage of the face to the race. The new surface of the track is much smoother and there is a great amount of grip so it is a great improvement in comparison with the last year”.