Force India scores double Q3

By on Saturday, May 26, 2018

Force India will start the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday from 6th and 9th position after both drivers managed to graduate into Q3 during qualifying. Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez delivered clean and tidy laps, building up their speed with each run.

"I'm feeling very happy. Today we showed our strength as a team and we are sixth on the grid in Monaco. It's the most important qualifying session of the year and we have a great opportunity to score good points tomorrow. The team has done a lot of things and is really paying off. My lap in Q3 did not feel like my best of the weekend, but the car was working and the lap time was there. I'm not getting carried away because there is a long way to go tomorrow. We still need to do a good job in the race, stay out of trouble and bring the car home," says Ocon.

"It was a very intense qualifying session and a good result for the team as a whole. I am really pleased with my job in Q1 and Q2: my laps were perfect, possibly my best of the weekend.In Q3, I lost a bit of feeling with the car, but then I was less than a tenth away from being sixth. It was such a small margin but it will be a big difference on the grid tomorrow. I'm still happy with how much we improved the car after free practice. Esteban did a fantastic job to qualify where he did and my pace gives me confidence for tomorrow. The race is going to be long and a lot can happen. We have to see how the hypersoft tires perform in the race, especially if the weather is hot. The most important thing is to keep our race clean and see where we end up," Perez added. 


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