Chinese Grand Prix: Force India aim to finish among points

Last Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 09:13

Zeenews Sports Bureau

After finishing with points in the first two races, Force India’s British driver Paul Di Resta hopes to continue the same in this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix.

On a high after a decent start to the season, Paul said the whole team is pl;eased to have nine points on the board after two races. “It was important that we picked up some good points on such an unpredictable day in Malaysia. We’ve seen how close all the teams are this year and getting points isn’t easy, so it feels good to start as we mean to continue,” he said.

“Shanghai track has some unusual features. Turn one is very long and feels like it goes on forever. The key to getting it right is how much entry speed you can carry into the corner. You also have to look out for one of the biggest bumps of the year at the corner entry, which makes it difficult,” he said on the Shanghai track.

Nico Hulkenberg, meanwhile, expressed glee upon collecting his first points for the team in the Malaysian Grand Prix to make up for the disappointment in the season opener at Melbourne.

“Yes, I’m happy with the race we had in Malaysia, which was basically the first proper race I have done since the end of 2010. It wasn’t an easy race and I was never in any clean air, but it was good to pick up a couple of points – my first points for the team,” he said.

Even though the Shanghai track is not one of his favourite tracks, Nico Hulkenberg is looking forward to racing in the Chinese Grand Prix starting on Friday. “It’s not my favourite race of the year, but they’ve done a good job to build a really impressive facility and it’s a fun track to drive. It’s difficult to predict how well we will do there, but given how close the grid is at the moment I think it should be a good show for everyone who is watching,” he said.



First Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 09:13

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