26/11/2011

Brazilian GP - Practice One & Two Results

FP1 Results: Hulkenberg 8th (1:15.178), Di Resta 9th (1:15.241).
FP2 Results: Sutil 9th (1:14.144), Di Resta 10th (1:14.807).

The good form of the team continues. The performance scale has been going upwards from the past few GP's now after a slow start to the season. Both the Friday sessions went excellently well for the team as they finished inside the top 10 in both the sessions, even keeping the 5th placed Lotus Renault behind. Of course, keeping them behind in qualifying & race matters the most here but still the pace here of Force India seems more than Lotus Renault.

Hulkenberg sat for Sutil in FP1, for the first time since Suzuka. In FP1, both Hulkenberg & Di Resta were within a second of Schumacher's Mercedes and ahead of Rosberg. Both were closely matched, separated by 0.063seconds. In FP2, Sutil was back in the car concentrating on tyre set-up for qualifying and the race. Once again a strong performance as both finished inside the top 10. Interestingly, Sutil was just 0.752seconds away from 1st place, bracketing himself with the top teams.

As for our competitors, both Toro Rosso & Sauber were posting some good times but were a bit off from the pace of Force India. For a change, both the Lotus Renault's were also a bit far off from the Indian team's pace. Bruno Senna even said, "It will be difficult to get to Q3. The pace of Force India was far from ours." This pretty much sums up that the team had a good Friday outing which prompted Di Resta to say, "In fact, it's probably one of the best Fridays we've had in terms of collecting data." All in all, it should be an interesting qualifying today with the team very much looking to get both the cars in Q3.

Click here for the Friday quotes from Adrian Sutil, Paul Di Resta, Nico Hulkenberg & Dominic Harlow.

Join us for FP3 & Qualifying reports later in the evening.

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