Force India has achieved a second Grand Prix in a row
to have their two drivers in Q3. However, as has already happened in Sochi, the
decisive qualifying session has not stopped reading just as positive
the two sides of the box. While Esteban Ocon had a problem in the DRS
that prevented him from moving from the tenth position, Sergio Perez has managed to pay
above their own estimates and will start eighth on the grid for the GP of Spain.
Esteban Ocon was tenth in Q3, a result that however does not
met the expectations of the French rider. In fact, Ocon is showing
pretty frustrated at the end of the classification: “When I pressed
the DRS, the system did not work. I could have finished seventh, it’s a shame
because I lost something more than three tenths with this problem“.
In this aspect, the pilot Force India noted: “I’m disappointed,
but tomorrow we’ll see what happens in the race. There will be a lot of possibilities,
something that is good. However, here it is always difficult to overtake. We were
behind the Red Bull after the Q2, it was great. I’m really frustrated by
this last lap without DRS“.
The tires are a please important in this circuit because it is easy to sobrecalentarlos even in classification
For his part, Sergio Pérez finished eighth after getting a
better performance tires from what I expected: “, we Had more pace
in classification than expected. I think that what changed is that we work very
well with the tyres on the warm up lap. The tires are a factor
important in this circuit because it is easy to sobrecalentarlos even in qualifying“.
In this aspect, the mexican recognized: “This is one of
the worst circuit for us and I’m happy with what we have achieved
in classification. Especially because we have a great race pace, so that
we have to see the strategy of McLaren in terms of the use of the tyres,
but I think that we can to attack the seventh-place“.
Exploring this option more in depth, Pérez explained:
“We have an extra set of tyres because we were precise in the first
classification. We knew that Mclaren would be competitive, but it was a surprise
be ahead of Williams, Toro Rosso and Haas, that have been
in front of us. Tomorrow we will give everything to“.