Pérez: Force India struggling with balance
4 July 2014 – Sergio Pérez rued a lack of balance with the Force India VJM07 as the team endured one of its least competitive showings of the 2014 season during practice for the British Grand Prix.
Pérez was only 16th fastest in the second session but remains optimistic that the squad can improve across the rest of the weekend at their home race.
"It was quite a challenging day for us and we are a bit shy of where we would have wanted to be," he said.
"We struggled with balance in both sessions and this meant we couldn't extract all the pace from the car. We knew this was going to be a hard track for us due to its layout and tonight we will need to review the set-up to find the extra couple of tenths that can get us back in the group where we belong.
"We have a pretty clear idea of what we need to do overnight and if we can achieve that, we should be looking much better tomorrow."
Team-mate Nico Hülkenberg sat out the first session in favour of reserve driver Daniel Juncadella but returned to the wheel for the second session and set the 17th fastest time.
"It was quite a normal session for me, but we need to analyse the situation better tonight to make the right conclusions for tomorrow," said the German.
"It's the usual challenge of understanding the tyres and improving the balance to put ourselves in a better position."