16 October


2017 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX - PREVIEW

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Sahara Force India gets ready for this weekendís United States Grand Prix in Austin.

Vijay Mallya: ďThe last few races have seen us take some significant steps forward with the performance of the VJM10. In Malaysia and Japan, we were the fourth fastest team and Iím confident we can remain there for the upcoming races. In Japan, for example, we finished over 20 seconds clear of the eighth-placed car, which is a big statement on such a technical track. Itís thanks to all the hard work in the wind tunnel, the factory, and trackside that we are sitting in a very strong fourth place in the championship with 81 points advantage to fifth place. The next race in Austin will be another opportunity to score well and consolidate our position.Ē


Sergio- ďThe race in Austin is one of my favourite weekends of the year. There are so many Mexican fans in the grandstands and the support I feel is just amazing. My family and friends always come to spend time with me at the circuit, which is an added bonus.

ďItís an interesting circuit with some very exciting corners. I think the esses in sector one will feel amazing with this yearís cars. I also enjoy turn one- itís very hard to get your braking just right and you can easily miss the blind apex. You canít really see where you are going until you are at the top of the hill and itís easy to turn in late and run wide.

ďIím feeling happy with how things have gone during the last few races. Iím proud of the job we have done and the results we have achieved. Itís great that we are still bringing new parts to the car and making progress. The car is working well and Austin should be another chance to score good points.Ē

Esteban- ďI was really pleased with our performance in Suzuka. It was definitely one of my best races this year and itís always enjoyable when you come away on the Sunday night feeling that you achieved the maximum that was possible. The car was quick from the very start of practice and the same was true in Malaysia. It feels as though weíve taken a big step forward recently and I believe we will be strong in all of the remaining races.

ďI think everybody enjoys visiting Austin. Itís a fun city and I enjoyed myself there last year. Even though we have to focus on the racing, you stay in the city and you get to soak up the atmosphere. Thereís a lot of live music going on during the race week and some great restaurants in the city.

ďAustin is a satisfying track to drive because there are so many different types of corner. The high-speed section is similar to Silverstone

posted at 14:34:39 on 10/16/17 by webmaster - Category: races