Sergio Perez and Nico Hülkenberg got a sixth and eighth place respectively in the Grand Prix of Malaysia, but both felt that the car deserved more, . Although we were left with a feeling bittersweet at the end of the race, both emphasized the fact of having increased the advantage over Williams in two more points.
Sergio Perez came on to be placed third in the snatch, but the first safety car virtual led to the riders that rolled by behind him went ahead. Little by little, the mexican was recovering, but in the end was not able to hunt Valtteri Bottas, who took advantage of the strategy of a stop.
“it Was a solid race, but I think that we were somewhat unfortunate with the way in which it developed. In the output, things seemed to go well. I had a good snatch for you inside and I was third after the first corner. There were some cars very fast, and I knew that it was pointless to fight with them and destroy my tires. The key moment of the race was the first safety-car virtual, because it gave him a great advantage to those who started with media and I made down at the table when I stopped. Recover up to sixth place was a great effort and we know that every point will count in the struggle to end the quarter in the constructors ‘ championship. I don’t think that we have taken the wrong decisions today, but circumstances played against us”.
Nico Hülkenberg also had problems with their cars slower, having lost positions trying to avoid the incident between Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel. The German Force India was stuck behind Jenson Button and that lastró to a great extent your options to achieve something better and, above all, to beat Fernando Alonso.
“to Finish eighth is an acceptable result given the circumstances. It was very hard, I made a very good start, but coming to turn 1 I had to avoid the accident between Rosberg and Vettel, which cost me two positions. to Get stuck behind Button cost me a lot of time in the first two relays and I could not overtake him. To lose the position I soon became very difficult to finish above, despite the speed that the car I had today. I Think that our strategy was correct, but it is difficult to overtake here and not played to our favor. In spite of everything, we can be content in placing two cars in the points, we have increased our advantage a little bit and that should help us in what is going to be an interesting end of season”.