GP Japan: Promising Friday for Force India in Japan


Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari are the teams called to fight for the victory and the places on the podium in the GP of Japan, but the day of Friday in Suzuka has left a great candidate to fourth force is hegemonic in Suzuka. Force India has shown a great robustness, executed by Sergio Pérez, who has finished sixth in FP2 and Nico Hülkenberg was located right on their heels. With a 1:33 half as fast lap and a pace in the long runs fairly constant, Pérez and Hülkenberg pull out the weekend with some very positive sensations in the path japanese.

Sergio Perez only did a quick spin with the soft tyre, enough to mark the 1:33.570 that clinched the sixth position in the FP2. From there, the mexican focused its efforts on completing a long run to do 18 laps with a set of tires soft used and others 19 with a set of hard tyres: Is seen as a weekend promising, at least if we rely on our performance today. The track conditions were very good, but do not know what we will have during the rest of the weekend”.

For the moment all is working well explains a Sergio Perez also added: “I Think we’re pretty competitive in most conditions, with high and low fuel load and also with all the tyre compounds brought here by Pirelli. The tuning of the car has been very good since the beginning of the day and we have managed to move in the parameters that we wanted to”.


For his part, Nico Hülkenberg has closed the day with a best time of 1:33.873, although like its companion box has only made an attempt fastest lap with the soft tyre. From there, the German has brought together a small batch with the same tire and a working script very similar to that of Perez tires used: “there is a huge amount of things to say today, because the truth is that it was a Friday routine, a standard day of practice.

somewhat chary of words, Nico Hülkenberg in addition claimed: “We were able to complete our work plan without dramas and gathering all the necessary information on the different tire compounds. We looked competitive, but they’re just free, so you will have to wait until tomorrow when the margins are more narrow classification. I feel positive, because we have started well and I’m already pretty happy with the car balance that we have found“.