2008 Spanish GP, practice: Force India quotes 

Written by David on April 25th, 2008 at 5:50 pmLast Update: April 25th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Force India F1 TeamMike Gascoyne, Chief Technical Officer: “Another productive day for us with no major mechanical issues on the car. The circuit had a lot less grip than the test last week as we expected, but we worked through our programme of evaluating both sets of tyres and set-up work. Conditions in the second session were quite tricky as the wind got up and the track temperature increased, but overall I think we are a lot more competitive than we expected to be, so we should look to have a very strong weekend.”

Giancarlo Fisichella: “The car balance in the afternoon was especially good. In the morning we had a lot of understeer, but there was a big difference between today and the test. Today there was in general much less grip, more understeer and wheelspin, so this morning I was struggling a little bit. In the afternoon I was happier and we went in the right direction. It’s too early to say definitively but it doesn’t look too bad.”

Adrian Sutil: “Today was not bad. I think we started quite well, although the track conditions were very different to testing. We just lost a lot of grip from last week so this morning was OK, but this afternoon was even better. We put on some new tyres and did some new tyre runs in the second session and the balance was very good. I was quite happy, but then later on the wind increased and although the longer runs were not bad, I was not happy with the balance. On the last run of the day it was not as I expected: the wind just changed and I couldn’t really react to it so the last runs could have been better for sure, but overall it was an improvement over the last three races. Step by step we are getting better.”

source: Force India 

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