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Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014

Force India pair happy with big points haul

Force India pair Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez claimed sixth and seventh to ensure that the squad departed the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with 28 points. Hulkenberg and Perez both started from outside of the top 10 but made progress, albeit their haul was not sufficient for the squad to jump ahead of McLaren in the fight for fifth in the Constructors' Championship. Hulkenberg was sixth despite having to take a five second penalty for forcing Kevin Magnussen off the track on the opening lap. […]

Posted on Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hulkenberg 'satisfied' with return to points

Nico Hulkenberg says he was satisfied after returning to the points paying positions at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hulkenberg briefly led the race as tyre strategies played out and ended in eighth to notch up four more points for Force India. "It was quite a cool race and very satisfying to finish in eighth," he said. "With a three-stop race you are always pushing, but my race was not too complicated and I was on my own for a large part of the afternoon. I […]

Posted on Sunday, November 2, 2014

Perez: Clash with Sutil 'unfortunate'

Sergio Perez says his clash on the opening lap of the United States Grand Prix with Adrian Sutil was 'unfortunate'. The Mexican was battling with Sutil for ninth position when the pair made contact at Turn 15, with both cars sustaining terminal damage in the accident. "What happened today is really unfortunate," he said. "I made a move on Adrian at Turn 15 when he left the door open, so I went up the inside. Then Adrian started to close the door and I had […]

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2014

Mallya: Fifth not yet out of reach

Vijay Mallya insists that fifth place in the Constructors' Championship is not yet out of reach, despite rivals McLaren enjoying an upturn in form. Mallya's squad has been embroiled in a battle for the position for much of the year but McLaren pulled 20 points ahead in Russia after Jenson Button and Kevin Magnussen managed fourth and fifth. Sergio Perez scored a solitary point for Force India but Mallya insists that the team must not give up in pursuit of the position. "It's been a […]

Posted on Monday, October 20, 2014

Force India retains Hulkenberg for 2015

Force India has confirmed that Nico Hulkenberg will remain with the team in 2015. Hulkenberg, 27, first joined the team as reserve driver in 2011 and returned to the squad this season after spending a year with Sauber. The German has scored points in 13 of the 16 races this year and currently lies eighth in the championship with 76 points. "It’s good to confirm my plans for next season," he said. "This is a team I know extremely well and we’ve enjoyed a great […]

Posted on Saturday, October 11, 2014

Hulkenberg fears Force India struggle

Nico Hulkenberg admits he is facing a tough challenge as he will start from 17th place on the grid at Sunday's Russian Grand Prix. Hulkenberg qualified in 12th position but will drop five places due to a gearbox change. The German believes that the nature of the Sochi Autodrom will present a difficult proposition for Force India. "It’s a very long and challenging lap here, and it's not so easy to put a good lap together," he said. "I think we got pretty much what […]

Posted on Saturday, September 20, 2014

Force India pair confident of progression

Force India duo Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez are confident that they can make progress in the Singapore Grand Prix after both drivers were eliminated during the second knockout session in qualifying. Hulkenberg was 13th quickest, while Perez was beaten by compatriot Esteban Gutierrez and will start from 15th position. "I was hoping to be a bit more competitive and squeeze into the top 10," said Hulkenberg. "As it turned out, a place in Q3 was a few tenths away, but my lap was pretty […]

Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014

Perez anticipating close qualifying battle

Force India racer Sergio Perez reckons that every tenth of a second will be vital in what is likely to be a close battle during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix. Force India is currently involved in a scrap with McLaren for fifth position in the Constructors' championship, with the Silverstone-based squad trying to overturn a one point deficit. Perez was eighth quickest in second practice around the streets of Marina Bay and reckons Force India must find some extra time in order to fully […]

Posted on Saturday, September 6, 2014

Hulkenberg struggling with 'loose' Force India

Nico Hulkenberg says that a combination of traffic and a 'loose' feeling from his Force India contributed to his lowly grid position at the Italian Grand Prix. Hulkenberg was eliminated from the second knockout segment during qualifying at Monza after setting only the 14th fastest time. "My position today could have been better, but my final lap in Q2 was not on the pace," he said. "The main issue was the heavy traffic on my out lap going into the final corner, which really hurt […]

Posted on Friday, September 5, 2014

Hulkenberg affected by balance issues

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 […]

Posted on Monday, September 1, 2014

Perez: Qualifying crucial at Monza

Sergio Perez says qualifying strongly at Monza will be crucial if Force India is to collect a good result at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. Perez, a podium finisher at the event in 2012, has only progressed through to Q3 on four occasions this year and believes he will need to achieved the feat this weekend in order to score strongly at the fabled Italian venue. "We had to score points [in Belgium] to keep in touch with the teams ahead of us in the […]

Posted on Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hulkenberg sure of recovery after 'difficult' session

Nico Hulkenberg is sure that he can recover positions despite qualifying a lowly 18th for the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa Francorchamps. Hulkenberg's Force India team had expected to be a frontrunner at this weekend's event but wet weather in qualifying scuppered Hulkenberg's progress. "It was a difficult session in tricky conditions," he said. "Initially it was looking good; I was on the pace and we chose to stay out on one set of intermediates for the whole session. Maybe that was a factor in […]