Force India 'pretty satisfied' with Shanghai result
22 April 2014 – Force India Deputy Team Principal Bob Fernley has said he was 'pretty satisfied' after seeing Nico Hülkenberg and Sergio Pérez finish sixth and ninth in the Chinese Grand Prix last weekend.
It was Force India's third double points' finish from the opening four races, increasing the team's tally to 54 points in total, leaving it third in the 2014 Formula 1 Constructors' Championship, three points behind Red Bull and two up on Ferrari in fourth.
"Coming away from China with another ten points in our pocket and third place in the teams' standings is a very good effort. We never expected Shanghai to be our strongest track so I think we can feel pretty satisfied with our performance over the entire weekend," Fernley confirmed.
"Nico's race was relatively straightforward and we judged the tyre strategy correctly as he held off [Valtteri] Bottas in the final stint.
"Sergio staged a strong recovery drive to move up into the points, which was a good effort when you consider he has not felt completely comfortable with the car balance this weekend."
"To have 54 points after four races is an excellent effort and we can be pleased with the consistency we have shown over a variety of different circuits," he concluded.