Force India hopes to keep Williams at bay


As the drivers head to Monza for the 86th Italian Grand Prix, Force India are above Williams on the Constructors Championship table, and are hoping to stay there by the end of this Sunday’s race.

Going into this weekend in fourth place, Force India boss Bob Fernley was delighted at duo Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez for accumulating a combined total of 22 points at the recently concluded Belgium Grand Prix.

When quizzed about how the Silverstone-based outfit are going to approach the Italian Grand Prix, Fernley stated that they will have to be at their best if they are to maintain their lead over Willliams.

He also added that the Autodromo Nazionale Monza is probably more favourable to their set up compared to their British rivals.

“Damage limitation and defending are probably the same thing as far as we’re concerned, so I think the answer is same again,” Fernley told F1i when questioned how they intend to keep Williams behind them.

“It’s a slightly different circuit again though, and it benefits that slippery car that Williams have. I think we’re going to take each one as it comes.

“We’ve done one and it’s gone better than we ever thought it would do so it could easily switch round at the next one. Until things settle down it’s very difficult, it’s going to ebb and flow to the end of the season.

“As far as we’re concerned we’re flat out all the time. I think that’s the difference possibly between us, if there’s one thing Force India isn’t it’s conservative!

“I think we’re prepared to take the risks when necessary, and in many cases it pays off. Occasionally we drop off but I think we win more than we lose.”