Force India delighted with qualifying result

Published on 01 Oct 2016 15:07

Deputy Team Principal of Force India Bob Fernely has expressed his delight with the teams performance in qualifying.

Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg lock out the fourth row and crucially, they are both ahead of the two Williams drivers which sets them up nicely to extend their one point advantage in the constructors' standings.  

"An extremely satisfying performance today, which sets us up nicely for a strong race tomorrow. The team has done an excellent job of dialling the car into this circuit and both drivers delivered clean laps when it mattered.

Furthermore, Nico Hulkenberg has stated that the result is the best they could of hoped for.

"Locking out the fourth row of the grid is a fair reflection of the speed we have in the car and I’m optimistic we can race well to bring home some important points.

"It’s going to be really close behind the leaders: I hope we can keep up with the cars in front and take the opportunity if anything happens. Our priority is to stay inside the points and maximise what we can get out of this race.”

01 October 2016 - Grand Prix of Malaysia - Qualifying
  Driver Team Time Difference
1. GB Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:32.850
2. DE Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:33.264 +0.414
3. NL Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1:33.420 +0.570
4. AU Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 1:33.467 +0.617
5. DE Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:33.584 +0.734
6. FI Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:33.632 +0.782
7. MX Sergio Perez Force India 1:34.319 +1.469
8. DE Nico Hülkenberg Force India 1:34.489 +1.639
9. GB Jenson Button McLaren 1:34.518 +1.668
10. BR Felipe Massa Williams 1:34.671 +1.821
11. FI Valtteri Bottas Williams 1:34.577 +1.727
12. FR Romain Grosjean Haas F1 1:35.001 +2.151
13. MX Esteban Gutierrez Haas F1 1:35.097 +2.247
14. DK Kevin Magnussen Renault 1:35.277 +2.427
15. RU Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:35.369 +2.519
16. ES Carlos Sainz jr Toro Rosso 1:35.374 +2.524
17. SE Marcus Ericsson Sauber 1:35.816 +2.966
18. BR Felipe Nasr Sauber 1:35.949 +3.099
19. GB Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:35.999 +3.149
20. FR Esteban Ocon Manor F1 1:36.451 +3.601
21. DE Pascal Wehrlein Manor F1 1:36.587 +3.737
22. ES Fernando Alonso McLaren 1:37.155 +4.305
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