GP Italy: Force India succumbs to Williams on the fast Monza


it was Not a good weekend for Force India in Monza despite score points with their two pilots. In eighth place, Sergio Pérez and the tenth of Nico Hülkenberg were not enough to stop the drive of Williams in the particular battle that kept both teams for the fourth position of the classification for constructors, again in the hands of the british team. Be that as it may, both riders will try to take a positive reading of a Grand Prix in which the management of the tyres was the main weapon of Sergio Perez, once more, to get to be eighth.

Sergio Perez kicked off with tires superblandos, and then base their strategy on two sets of soft tyres in what was almost a battle against himself: I really enjoyed the race today because it was pretty lonely in the greater part of it, so I had to spend to take care of my tires.” A vision that the mexican completed with some satisfaction: “I Think that we have the maximum result we could expect, because the truth is that we didn’t have the pace to achieve more. We tried an aggressive strategy with a second stop very early to try to slow down to Verstappen and at the end attacked us Massa”.

In this battle in terms of equipment between Williams and Force India, Sergio Perez was able to stop the drive of Massa: “it Was very important to finish ahead of him and bring home as many points as was possible. we Knew that here we would have a very hard race and it has been shown that we have to continue working. I think we can fight with strength in Singapore because it is a circuit very different to Monza and we had a good paper on street circuits so far this year”.


Nico Hülkenberg managed to rescue a point ultimately in a career that began so difficult for the German: “My initial output was fine, but I found myself with Max Verstappen and I had to esquivarle. That slowed down my ripped and I lost some positions. With the race more advanced, I was in parallel with Felipe Massa on the fourth bend and on the outside line in the fifth angle. Massa stepped on the piano, touched me and pushed me, that enabled Fernando Alonso to switch over to both“.

Hülkenberg was quite emphatic about this: was Not a great first round. From there it was not easy to overtake and I was stuck behind Fernando Alonso until the first pit stop. The second part of the race was much more solitary for me, the damage was already done by to lose so much ground in the first round. I’m a little disappointed with the result, believed that we would be more competitive here. We have to learn the lesson, understand where to improve and be stronger in Singapore”.