Force India still looking for answers in Korea
12 October 2012 – Both Nico Hülkenberg and Paul di Resta were positive with their day’s work in Korea on Friday, but the latter in particular is seeking more information after problems with traffic. The German ended up ninth, ahead of the 13th-placed Englishman despite missing the opening period when reserve driver Jules Bianchi was in the car.
“It’s always difficult to judge too much from a Friday, but we got through our various programmes and got the data we needed for short and long runs,” di Resta began at Yeongam.
“The long-run pace looks quite competitive, but I don’t think my short-run pace was representative because both of my runs were compromised by traffic and I didn’t get a clean lap. I think we’ve got a reasonable idea of where we are, but there’s a lot of work to be done between now and final practice.”
Hülkenberg is now looking to capitalise on his seventh place finish of Japan last Sunday, which also marked his seventh points finish of the 2012 F1 season.
“I’m feeling pretty happy with today,” he reports. “I didn’t drive here last year so I spent the first few laps getting to grips with the circuit again and finding my rhythm. We did our programme, completed all the tests and have all the tyre data to look at tonight. Balance-wise, I’m feeling pretty comfortable in the car so we’re in a good position and ready for tomorrow.”