S o it can be done quickly. On Saturday, Force India celebrated starting positions 7 and 9. The major aerodynamic upgrade brought what the wind tunnel had promised. A day later the flags were hanging at half mast. Esteban Ocon was stuck in the wall after 400 meters. And Sergio Perez ended up only in 16th place after two bumps, an early pit stop and a drive-through penalty. “We dropped ten points and gave McLaren six points. Instead of catching up on them, the gap has grown, ”said team boss Otmar Szafnauer annoyed.n only worked for one year. “We let them go free again and thought they had learned from the previous year. Without the stupid crash at the beginning we would not have gotten into the situation that Checo would fall behind Sirotkin. '
Andy Green is already afraid that the emotions could now build up again. “The worst would be if Ocon gave it back to him at the next races.” Szafnauer made it clear: “That won't happen. From now on the same rules apply as last year after Spa. And if they don't get that, we'll separate them during training. Then someone just takes a transmission penalty. '
The team boss does not believe that Force India would cut its own flesh with it:' The racing speed was unbelievable. That is the only positive finding from this race. Even if we have now lost points to McLaren. We can still overtake them with this car. ”