Formula One has always been about numbers. It`s numbers game, all in all. The 107% rule, weight of a car, time taken to complete a lap, the fastest time registered by a driver, pit stop timings – these are some of the time-bound factors which decide a winner and fate of the team. Besides the thrills and spills on the circuit, `numbers` is also one of the main reasons why F1 is loved and followed religiously by millions around the world.
A day after his return to Sahara Force India, Nico Hulkenberg today insisted on doing a good `homework` before the 2014 season, which will mark beginning of a new era in Formula One due to change in regulations.
Sahara Force India would not be complacent going to Brazilian Grand Prix, final race of the F1 season, as the team wants to finish sixth on the constructors title and the drivers want to sign off on a high, here on Sunday.
Having regained the momentum with 15 points in the last two races, an ambitious Sahara Force India are now looking to snatch fifth place from McLaren as Formula one caravan has reached its penultimate destination of the season.
Sahara Force India enjoyed a superb outing in its home race by securing a double points finish in the Indian Grand Prix and team owner Vijay Mallya said the franchise has achieved its goal in Sunday`s race but wants to keep the momentum going in the remaining three races of the season.
Sachin Tendulkar will not be seen at this year`s Indian Grand Prix but Sahara Force India would nonetheless pay tribute to the retiring cricket icon by having one of his oft-used nicknames adorn its cars` nose section come Sunday.
The emphasis on developing a car for next season, together with mid-season tyre change, has adversely hit the fortunes of the team this year and scoring points in Sunday`s home race also looks very tough, Sahara Force India drivers said on Tuesday.