Sahara f1 logo2013 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix, Free Practice Report

Sahara Force India completed a productive free practice programme in Singapore this evening at the Marina Bay street circuit.

Adrian Sutil               VJM06-03

FP1:    1:50.092          P16      20 laps

FP2:    1:46.002          P9        27 laps

Adrian: “It’s encouraging to be back in the top ten and if we can do a similar run tomorrow with the super-soft tyres I think we can aim for the top ten in qualifying. The main thing we need to work on tonight is our performance on the medium tyre because I was more comfortable on the super-softs.”

Paul Di Resta            VJM06-04

FP1:    1:49.887          P15      18 laps

FP2:    1:46.606          P13      33 laps

Paul: “We made good progress between the sessions and we certainly look quite competitive over the long runs. So I’d say that compared to previous years things are looking positive because we seem to be getting the car in a similar zone to last year, where it worked well. Some more gains overnight would be welcome so we will focus on some of the finer details to try and keep moving forward.”

Dr Vijay Mallya, Team Principal & Managing Director

“As usual it’s difficult to read too much from the Friday times, but the general feeling is that we’ve made some good progress today. We saw some gains in the afternoon session and the long run pace looked encouraging. Adrian moved up to ninth when we fitted the super-soft tyres, so we will look to repeat that with both cars tomorrow during qualifying.”