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TEAM: Force India
Force India believe they have made “good progress” in terms of the performance of their car and feel it is only a matter of time before they get back in the points.
Sebastian Vettel has questioned the timing of the Safety Car in Shanghai, feeling it should have been called “half a minute sooner” as it took him out of the race.
Sebastian Vettel has said he appreciated the fact that Max Verstappen was quick to apologise for their collision, but warned that his age is now no excuse.
It was a point-less Sunday in Shanghai for Force India, Williams, Sauber and Bahrain stars, Toro Rosso.
Renault qualified best of the rest in China, whilst there were signs of improvement at Force India. Both McLaren cars knocked out in Q2.
Andy Green concedes that there is something fundamentally wrong with Force India’s VJM11, and it is a problem they’ve yet to make any inroads on.
Renault finished best of the rest on the opening day in China; McLaren are fined after Stoffel Vandoorne is unsafely released.
Sergio Perez and Brendon Hartley have a different version of events after both were slapped with 30-second penalties after the Bahrain Grand Prix for a formation lap mix-up.
Sergio Perez and Brendon Hartley have both been slapped with 30-second penalties after an incident during the formation lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Esteban Ocon picked up Force India’s first point of the season; Williams off the pace once again; double DNF for Red Bull.