Sahara Force India 2012 Singapore Grand Prix Free Practice Report

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Sahara Force India saw both its cars inside the top eight in both practice sessions for this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.
Nico Hulkenberg (VJM05/03)
FP1:     P7        1:51.658            24 laps
FP2:     P7        1:49.339            30 laps
Happy with his performance in the practice session, Nico commented: “It’s been a positive Friday overall and I think we are looking competitive here. The rain at the start of the first session didn’t really have an impact on us and we still had plenty of time to get through the programme. I think in terms of race preparation we can be happy because we focussed on long runs and have lots of information going into tomorrow.”
Paul Di Resta  (VJM05/02)
FP1:     P8        1:51.943            21 laps
FP2:     P6        1:49.300            30 laps
Commenting on the good show, Paul Di Resta said: “I think you always need time to get up to speed on any street circuit so it was useful to have some trouble-free sessions and get the laps under my belt. The balance we have with the car is already looking good, but there’s always room to improve things overnight. So I think we’re in decent shape and the data collected should leave us well prepared for Sunday’s race.”  Jakob Andreasen, Chief Engineer said:“It has been a typical Friday with all our usual systems checks and procedures. We also made sure to get both cars doing long runs on both tyre compounds, which will hopefully pay dividends on Sunday night. The general balance of the car was good right from the first few runs and our pace looks competitive on low and high fuel. So a very productive day, the drivers seem happy and we have lots of data to study in order to improve further ahead of qualifying.”
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