S ingapur was never the best terrain for Force India. This is why the Silverstone racing team has been bringing its last major aerodynamic development to the night race at Marina Bay for years. And so far, the engineers' last shot has always proven to be a direct hit. This time too. But with delay.
On Friday Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon complained about balance problems. While in some bends the instability when turning and the understeer at the apex disappeared as intended, it reappeared in other bends.The front axle is attached to the wheel carrier via a lever so that the car can corner pulls. The upgrade was approved in July and should actually debut in Spa. “But before the summer break, there was only money in the cash register for wages. Production has been completely shut down. ”
Perez sees Singapore as another chance to score well with both cars. This means that 6th place has become a realistic goal, even though the second half of the season started with zero points. McLaren is only 20 points short. “After the summer break, I bet on 8th place. After only two races we're in a better position. Now we have to believe that we can still catch up with McLaren. We also have the car. If we're so strong in Singapore, things will be even better on other tracks, ”believes Ocon.