Force India pair sure of points

By on Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Nico Hülkenberg is confident that Force India’s top 10 grid slot will provide them with a springboard to continue their points scoring run at the German Grand Prix.

Hülkenberg will line up in ninth place on the grid as he bids to score points for the 12th consecutive event.

"I’m feeling fairly happy and satisfied with ninth place and it’s pretty much where we expected to be," he said.

"This weekend our pace over a single lap has not been the best, but making the top ten gives us a good track position and the chance to make the most of our long-run pace, which has looked promising.

"I think tomorrow will be a tricky race because of the heat and getting the tyre management right will be very important. The hotter races have suited us so far this season so we expect that to be the same tomorrow. Points with both cars has to be the goal."

Team-mate Sergio Perez will start from 10th on the grid.

"I am very happy we made it to Q3 because the crew did an amazing job to get the car ready after a small issue in Q2," he said.

"We couldn't finish our first run on new option tyres, which made things difficult because you lose all track references and the track was changing very quickly with the wind and high temperatures. So we only had one shot to make the top ten and we made it with a great lap. I think ninth and tenth in Q3 is a fair result for today, but I expect us to be stronger in the race tomorrow, especially if the weather stays dry.

"It will be a race where you will have to manage your tyres very well and I’m feeling confident that we can come away with a good result."


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