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Force India at its best: Perez wants to attack podium

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F orce India is the team of the hour. In the second half of the season, Sergio Perez and Nico Hülkenberg scored almost as many points as Red Bull and Williams. In Abu Dhabi, the car that was massively converted in the middle of the season seems to be doing particularly well. Perez drove to the second row of the grid. Hülkenberg ended up in 7th place - half a second behind his team-mate.

Hülkenberg disappointed with 7th place

'It was a good qualifying session for the team,' said the Rhinelander afterwards . 'But I have the feeling that I was able to do a little more. I just couldn't get my laps together - especially in Q3. That's why I'm a bit disappointed. Now we have to look at the data and find out where I can Lost time. '

Team-mate Perez, on the other hand, had reason to smile after the best qualifying of the year. 'I just felt good in the car and was able to get the most out of it. In the second run we had a small problem with the tire pressure on the rear axle. As a result, the temperatures rose. But even without the problem it would have been difficult to beat Kimi. '

Perez wants to attack the podium

Perez sees various factors behind the upswing:' The track suits the car well. After the bad weekend in Sao Paulo, we made the right changes. We found a good rhythm. It just feels good. ' The 25-year-old easily left Red Bull and Williams behind. Perez also sees himself well prepared for the race.

'Our long run pace on Friday didn't look that great. But we have certainly made some progress. I'm just looking forward in the race have nothing to lose. My position in the championship is almost certain. I'm confident that I can fight with Kimi. Hopefully I'll catch him in Turn 1. '

Perez is in danger But consciously through the pursuers: 'We have fast cars behind us. That will be interesting. If you get caught up in defensive battles here, you will be punished with high tire wear. We have to be clever. We are three to four places ahead than we should. It will be a challenge to keep the good position. '


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