Hulkenberg affected by balance issues

By on Friday, September 5, 2014
Sahara Force India

Sahara Force India

Nico Hulkenberg says that balance issues affected him throughout the second practice session for this weekend's Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Hulkenberg was 12th fastest in the second 90 minute outing and believes his lap time was compromised by not feeling confident with his Force India VJM07.

"This morning was quite normal for a Friday, but the afternoon was a bit more difficult and it was not easy to find a nice rhythm," he said.

"I just didn’t find the balance and harmony I was looking for and that showed in the lap times. So we need to dig deep into the data and see what we can improve for tomorrow."

Team-mate Sergio Perez was fractionally quicker in 11th position and is hopeful that Force India can pull off a strong result in qualifying in order to profit from their race pace.

"Today was a promising start for our weekend and we managed to do everything we had planned," he said.

"We have good pace already, especially during the long runs, where we look competitive. Now it’s just a matter of getting everything right and having a good qualifying position tomorrow to make the most of our strengths."

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