Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta admit that they need to find more speed from the VJM05 ahead of qualifying for the United States Grand Prix.
The duo were only seventeenth and eighteenth quickest in second practice.
“I think the organisers have given us an awesome circuit. It’s good fun to drive and there is a nice variation of corners, which gives a nice rhythm to the track. In terms of the new generation of tracks, I’d say it’s one of my favourites”, said Hulkenberg.
“The day was pretty smooth and we had to make sure we collected lots of data because we don’t have any historic information to draw upon. We looked competitive this morning and seemed to struggle more in the afternoon, so we need to try and find some more grip overnight”.
di Resta concurred with his team mate.
“The track surface is very smooth and the temperatures were not especially high, which probably didn’t help us. We’ve identified some issues and haven’t found the best direction with the set-up yet, so we need to work hard to make the car easier to drive”.
“In terms of the layout of the track it’s very open and there are some nice corners, especially the first sector which has a great flow. A lot of the corners are off-camber, which also adds another challenge”.