Last Race: 23rd August Belgium

Belgium GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Romain Grosjean

Next Race: 06th September Italy

F1 Schedule 2015
Grand Prix Date
Australia 13-15 Mar
Malaysia 27-29 Mar
China 10-12 Apr
Bahrain 17-19 Apr
Spain 08-10 May
Monaco 22-24 May
Canada 05-07 Jun
Austria 19-21 Jun
Great Britain 03-05 Jul
Hungary 24-26 Jul
Belgium 21-23 Aug
Italy 04-06 Sep
Singapore 18-20 Sep
Japan 25-27 Sep
Russia 09-11 Oct
United States 23-25 Oct
Mexico 30 Oct - 01 Nov
Brazil 13-15 Nov
Abu Dhabi 27-29 Nov
Constructer's Championship 2015
Team Pts
1 Mercedes 426
2 Ferrari 242
3 Williams 161
4 Red Bull 108
5 Lotus 50
6 Force India 49
7 Toro Rosso 35
8 Sauber 23
9 McLaren 17
10 Manor 0

Force India preview the Japanese GP



Force India preview the Japanese GP

Force India preview the Japanese GP

Force India are hoping for a change of luck in Japan after a double retirement for Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil in Korea... Force India are hoping for a change of luck in Japan after a double retirement for Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil in Korea. Paul di Resta Q. Paul, you've been to Japan several times, do you enjoy visiting?
PdR: "It's definitely an interesting country to visit and a great place to go racing with a lot of passion and history. It's in Japan that we meet some of the most dedicated fans in Formula One because the grandstands are always full - even on a Thursday!" Q. Tell us about the track?
PdR: "It's one of the best tracks we race on. For me it's up there with Silverstone because it demands so much from the car. Running on low fuel for a qualifying lap is a great feeling and something I look forward to. It's also a big technical challenge in terms of optimising the set-up and it's very tough on tyres because of the high-speed corners." Q. How do you think the team will perform there?
PdR: "It's impossible to say at the moment. All we can do is go there and concentrate on optimising the car balance. We've been focussing more on race performance recently and hopefully that will pay off." Adrian Sutil Q. Adrian, you used to live in Japan - do you look forward to going back?
AS: "I have good memories of Japan. When I was 23 years old I lived there for a year and I enjoyed it so much I didn't want to leave! The fans are very passionate, friendly and respectful, and they always give me a lot of energy. I love Japanese food too, especially Teppanyaki, and there is so much variety." Q. What about Suzuka? Can you think of a more challenging circuit?
AS: "I would say Suzuka is one of my favourite tracks along with Spa. The difference is that Suzuka is more technical than Spa because it's narrow and quite bumpy, so I think having more experience of Suzuka can help you make the difference. Because I raced in Japanese Formula Three, I have driven so many laps of this track and I probably know it a little better than some other drivers." Q. What's the secret to a quick lap at Suzuka?
AS: "You need a car that works well in the high-speed corners. The 'S' curves at the start of the lap are beautiful because you can really feel the performance of a Formula One car and the incredible grip you have available. You need to have a car that allows you to find the right flow and rhythm through these corners because you can make up or lose a lot of time through this part of the lap." Vijay Mallya - team principal: Q. An unlucky race in Korea - when will the team's luck change?
VM: "It was a very difficult race and we certainly didn't get the reward our race pace deserved. We are making small steps forward on the one-lap pace and working hard to recapture the race pace we showed earlier in the season. Unfortunately, we can't convert our performance into points. In Korea we could have had one or two cars in the battle for points that developed at the end of the race." Q. With five races still to run, what are your expectations for the rest of the season?
VM: "The final five races offer some very different challenges. Some tracks will suit us more than others, but it's vital that we get back to scoring regular points to secure our position in the championship. Suzuka is a big challenge for us, but it's important we keep our heads up and try to put the disappointment of Korea behind us." Q. More names in the driver market are falling into place. When are we likely to hear something about the team's 2014 plans?
VM: "We are considering all available options and we never take these decisions in haste. We have a competitive pairing at the moment, but we will sit down with the team management and discuss the way forward for next year. It's unlikely we will make any decisions before the Indian Grand Prix in any case."

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