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“Tomando todo en cuenta, creo que el lugar en el que estamos es un reflejo justo de nuestro ritmo actual. Esperamos estar en una posición mejor a otros el día de mañana porque nuestro enfoque a estado dirigido en la carrera y no en la calificación. Vimos en Melbourne que todo puede pasar así que llegaremos a la carrera con el objetivo de obtener puntos.”

“All in all, I think where we are is a fair reflection of our current pace. We are hoping to be in a better position than others tomorrow because our focus has been directed towards the race rather than qualifying. We’ve seen in Melbourne that anything can happen so I will approach the race aiming for points.”

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Sergio Pérez ends 14th in Malaysia’s Qualy
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Checo Pérez will kick-off the Malaysian Grand Prix race from the 14th position…
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Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 VJM08.
Malaysian Grand Prix, Saturday 28th March 2015. Sepang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



Malaysian GP – Qualifying

It was a short qualifying session in the end with the rain arriving quite early in Q2. Maybe it would have been better for us if the rain had arrived five minutes earlier and Q2 was completely wet because everybody was able to complete a lap on slicks when the track was quite dry. It was only on the in-lap that the skies really opened. As it happens I think it would have been very difficult to reach Q3 anyway. The race tomorrow will be tough, especially managing the tyres in the high temperatures. There is always the chance of more rain and that’s when you have to adapt quickly because it’s all about being on the right tyre at the right moment. Whatever happens we will try our best to come away with some points.

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Malaysia GP – Qualifikation

Es war am Ende ein kurzes Qualifying mit dem frühen Regen in Q2. Vielleicht wäre es für uns besser gewesen, wenn der Regen 5 Minuten eher gekommen wäre und Q2 komplett nass gewesen wäre, denn jeder hatte die Möglichkeit eine komplette Runde auf den Slicks zu fahren als die Strecke noch komplett trocken war. Es war nur auf der In-Lap, dass der Himmel sich öffnete. Ich glaube es wäre so oder so schwierig gewesen Q3 zu erreichen. Das Rennen morgen wird hart, besonders das Management der Reifen bei den hohen Temperaturen. Es besteht immer die Chance auf Regen und dabei muss man schnell reagieren, denn darum geht es, den richtigen Reifen zum richtigen Zeitpunkt zu haben. Was auch immer passiert, wir werden unser Bestes versuchen, um Punkte zu bekommen.



“We feel both Sergio and Nico managed to extract everything that was possible in those conditions. We remain positive about our chance to score points tomorrow: the midfield remains very close and, if we can deliver the race pace we showed on Friday, it should make for an interesting Sunday afternoon.”

Deputy Team Principal, Robert Fernley, share his insight about today’s Qualifying session in Sepang. Read his comments, plus reviews by Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Perez, in our Saturday Report: http://po.st/pJMKFB



Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Perez will start in P13 and P14 respectively in tomorrow’s Malaysian Grand Prix.

In a heavily rain-affected qualifying session, our drivers qualified to Q2 and will be starting the race in a position to battle for points.

Keep tuned for our full Qualifying Report, coming soon!



#MalaysiaGP Qualy 🏁 P14 #ForceCheco


Time for Qualifying!

Join Sergio Perez, Nico Hülkenberg and the team as we battle for the grid – we are bringing you live updates on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ForceIndiaF1)!



The final hour of practice came and went, with Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Perez completing 29 laps in preparation for this afternoon’s Qualifying session.

Nico finished in P14, with Checo in P16 as the drivers worked with the crew to tweak their setups.

Join us for Qualifying in two hours!



#MalaysiaGP FP3 🏁 P16 1:42.099 (M) +2.409 #ForceCheco


15 minutes to the start of our Saturday on-track activities at the Sepang International Circuit!

With both of today’s sessions in the Malaysian afternoon, we are looking at one potentially rain-hit Free Practice 3 session, leading to a possibly even wetter qualifying. So far, however, the sun is shining!

Join us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ForceIndiaF1) for the latest upgrades from the pit lane!



The latest video from Formula 1′s official YouTube channel features our Sporting Director Andy Stevenson, who explains the ins and outs of his role.

From being the team’s link to the FIA to ensuring everything runs smoothly during a race weekend, Andy’s role is one of the most crucial in an F1 team.

Check out the video and #MeetTheTeam: https://youtu.be/susI7Xg2uDs



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“Completamos nuestro programa y cubrimos un buen número de vueltas, lo que nos dio mucha información, especialmente acerca de las tandas largas. Sabemos que la tarea que tenemos por delante no será sencilla porque la parrilla es muy competitiva, pero daremos lo mejor de nosotros.”

“We completed our programme and we covered a good amount of laps, which gave us a lot of information, especially about the long runs. We know the task ahead won’t be easy as the grid is very competitive, but we will do our best.”



Checo Pérez completes Free Practices 1 and 2 in Malaysia
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Mexican driver Checo Pérez participated on the fist and second free practice sessions of the Malaysian Grand Prix…
Malaysia GP – Practice

It was a fairly straightforward day and we managed to almost maximise our time on track. The afternoon, in particular, was a good session in which we managed to do all the runs we were planning: we did some useful tests and I believe there is a lot we can learn from today, both for the rest of the weekend and for the future. The track conditions changed significantly between the morning and afternoon session, and this had a big influence on how the car felt, especially the tyre performance. We need to take all the information we learned today and work hard overnight to find some gains for tomorrow.

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Malaysia GP – Training

Es war ein ziemlich einfacher Tag und wir waren die meiste Zeit auf der Strecke. Vor allem die Session am Nachmittag war gut, da wir alle Runs machen konnten, die wir geplant hatten. Wir machten einige nützliche Tests und ich glaube es gibt einiges was wir aus dem heutigen Tag lernen können, sowohl für den Rest des Wochenendes, als auch für die Zukunft. Die Streckenbedingungen haben sich zwischen heute Morgen und dem Nachmittag deutlich geändert, und es hatte großen Einfluss darauf, wie sich das Auto anfühlt, vor allem bei den Reifen. Wir brauchen alle Informationen die wir heute gelernt haben und müssen über Nacht hart arbeiten, um einiges für morgen zu gewinnen.



“It was a fairly positive day in the extreme conditions that are typical of Malaysia. By the end of the second session, both drivers were happy with the balance. We obviously still have a lot of work to do ahead of qualifying, but from a learning perspective we’ve achieved a lot today.”

Deputy Team Principal, Robert Fernley, gives his assessment of the first day of on-track action in Sepang.

Check his and our drivers’ comments in our Free Practice Report: http://po.st/G2VBMS



#MalaysiaGP FP2 P13 1:42.242 (H) +2.079 #ForceCheco


Short runs, different compounds and long runs were all on the menu during Free Practice 2. The Friday afternoon session was an incident-free affair for the team, which could focus on gathering data for tomorrow’s qualifying session.

Final FP2 times:
Checo: 1:42.242 (24 laps, P13)
Nico: 1:42.330 (28 laps, P15)



Ten minutes to FP2 in Sepang and all is ready on both sides of the garage!

As usual, we will be on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ForceIndiaF1) to bring you the latest updates from the garage, so join us there and Feel the Force!



15 laps for Sergio Perez, 13 for Nico Hülkenberg in Free Practice 1 in Sepang.

A busy programme of aero data collection and set up evaluation was completed successfully under hot and steamy conditions. A quick break is on the cards now before we return for FP2 in little more than two hours’ time!

Final FP1 times:

Nico: 1:42.893 (13 laps, P15)
Checo: 1:43.054 (15 laps, P16)



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