Formula 1

Otmar Szafnauer Believes Force India “Moving In Right Direction”

1 Mins read
Credit: Sahara Force India F1 Team

Sahara Force India F1 Team’s chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer is happy to see his team move in the right direction after a much improved performance in qualifying for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Esteban Ocon reached the third section of qualifying and although Sergio Perez just missed out on the top ten it was an improvement from Australia.

“It has been a very intense couple of weeks working behind the scenes since Melbourne to understand the car better and make improvements,” said Szafnauer.

The opening round of the season saw both Force India’s get eliminated in the second section of qualifying but Szafnauer thinks that the results in qualifying round the Bahrain International Circuit show the battle in the midfield is tight.

“Tonight’s results suggest we are moving in the right direction with both drivers showing competitive pace in the very close midfield battle.”

Force India struggled in Melbourne and failed to score any points at the opening round of the season but the team believe they have a good opportunity to score some points on Sunday.

“We are traditionally stronger in racing conditions and with Esteban starting from P8 and Checo in P12, we have a good opportunity to score points tomorrow.”

Avatar photo
485 posts

About author
A journalism student from Scotland. Covering Formula 1 for The Checkered Flag.
Related posts
Formula 1

Alex Albon Extends Stay with Williams

2 Mins read
Williams Racing have extended Alex Albon’s contract ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
Formula 1

2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: Talking Points ahead of Imola

2 Mins read
TheCheckeredFlag looks at the talking points ahead of Formula 1’s return to Imola for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
Formula 1

Helmut Marko Responds to Latest Daniel Ricciardo Rumours

1 Mins read
Helmut Marko has responded to the latest rumours that Daniel Ricciardo will be replaced before the next race weekend.