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Posted on Saturday, November 28, 2015

Perez elated by second row slot

Sergio Perez expressed his delight after he secured a slot on the second row of the grid for the Abu Dhabi season finale. Perez, who displayed strong pace during the final practice session, clocked the fourth quickest time, slower only than the Mercedes drivers and Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen. "Fourth place on the grid is a great result for us and I’m very pleased with our strong performance all the way through qualifying," he said. "We’ve made some good decisions this weekend with the changes we […]

Posted on Friday, November 27, 2015

Perez encouraged by Force India pace

Sergio Perez says he is encouraged by Force India's pace despite suffering a brake problem during Friday's second practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Perez was third quickest at the Yas Marina Circuit, behind only the Mercedes drivers, but was forced into the pits during the final 15 minutes of the session after his VJM08B developed a brake-by-wire issue. "Today has been a good start to our race weekend, despite the brake issue we experienced in the evening session," he said. "The first […]

Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2015

Celis Jr. joins Force India as development driver

GP3 racer Alfonso Celis Jr. will act as a development driver for Force India in 2016, where he will participate in seven free practice session. Celis Jr., 13th in this year's standings, will make his debut for the squad in the post-race test in Abu Dhabi. "Ever since I started racing I’ve been dreaming of Formula 1, so it’s a huge honour to begin working with Force India. "It’s an amazing opportunity for me to learn about Formula 1 and to work closely with the […]

Posted on Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hulkenberg pleased to secure fifth for Force India

Nico Hulkenberg expressed his delight after his sixth place finish secured fifth spot in the Constructors' championship for Force India, the squad's highest finish in the sport. Hulkenberg dropped two positions at the start but used the undercut to get ahead of Red Bull's Daniil Kvyat and cruised to sixth place. His result means that Force India has amassed 120 points and now cannot be caught by nearest competitors Lotus. "[It was] just a poor start, wheel spin straight away, I think the clutch was […]

Posted on Saturday, November 14, 2015

Hulkenberg elated by qualifying result

Force India's Nico Hulkenberg expressed his happiness after equalling his best grid slot of 2015 at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hulkenberg qualified in sixth position but will move up to fifth as a result of Valtteri Bottas, at the venue where he claimed his sole pole in 2010. "I’m very happy with the qualifying result," he said. "I always enjoy driving here because I love the track, the country and the atmosphere that surrounds this event. "The car felt great today and I was really […]

Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015

Hulkenberg upbeat over 'clean race'

Nico Hulkenberg expressed his happiness after putting in a 'clean' performance at the Mexican Grand Prix to end a string of sub-par results. Hulkenberg arrived in Mexico having retired from three of the last four races due to accident damage but stayed out of trouble to collect seventh at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. "It was a good race, although I was quite lonely for most of it," he said. "We couldn't have gotten any more from it so I feel very happy with the result. […]

Posted on Friday, October 30, 2015

'Dream' to race in Mexico - Perez

Force India driver Sergio Perez says competing at his home race is a 'dream' as Mexico prepares to return to the calendar for the first time since 1992. Formula 1 has not visited the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in 23 years and Perez will be the only home representative on the grid this weekend. "It’s definitely a big dream for me to be able to race in my home country," he explained. "It’s been more than 12 years since I raced in my country, so definitely […]

Posted on Monday, October 26, 2015

Perez happy to continue good form

Sergio Perez said he was happy to leave the United States Grand Prix with 10 points after continuing his recent good form by finishing in fifth position. Perez switched to the Prime tyres when conditions dried and preserved his rubber throughout the remainder of the race, passing Jenson Button en-route to fifth place. "We are happy to come away with fifth place and ten points from a weekend with such difficult weather conditions," said Perez. "The track was very damp to begin with and I […]

Posted on Sunday, October 25, 2015

Hulkenberg expresses 'huge frustration' after contact

Nico Hulkenberg expressed 'huge frustration' after he was forced out of the United States Grand Prix following contact with Daniel Ricciardo. Hulkenberg was contesting fifth place with Ricciardo when the pair collided at Turn 12, leaving the Force India driver with terminal damage to the front right of his car. "It's a huge frustration to be out of the race when things were looking so promising," he said. "Until the accident, it had been a very interesting race and it must have been a very […]

Posted on Friday, October 16, 2015

Mallya pleased to deliver podium target

Force India team boss Vijay Mallya is pleased that the outfit has been able to deliver on its pre-season target of claiming a podium in 2015, following Sergio Perez's third place at the Russian Grand Prix. Perez secured Force India's third rostrum in its history to strengthen the squad's fifth place in the Constructors' championship, with the team having moved forwards since it introduced its 'B spec' car mid-season. "Over the winter I said that the target was to achieve podiums in 2015," explained Mallya. […]

Posted on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Perez amazed by return to podium

Sergio Perez hailed his Force India team after he returned to the podium positions for the first time since last year's Bahrain Grand Prix. Perez stopped during the second Safety Car period for fresh tyres and when his rivals pitted he occupied third position, albeit having to preserve his ailing rubber. Perez was passed on the penultimate lap by both Valtteri Bottas and Kimi Raikkonen but when the latter pair collided on the last lap, Perez was promoted back up into third position. "I was […]

Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2015

Hulkenberg optimistic of 'good points'

Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg is optimistic that he can score a good haul of points after qualifying in sixth position for the Russian Grand Prix. Hulkenberg finished a season-best sixth in Japan and followed it up at Sochi with a lap strong enough to beat team-mate Sergio Perez. "I’m very satisfied with sixth place today and our qualifying performance is a great team result," he said. "Even though we’ve had limited running here in practice, I’ve had a good feeling with the car – […]