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Force India pick up eight points

Nico Hulkenberg

Calcutta / Yeongam: Sahara Force India picked up eight points in the Korean Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg raced to the sixth place, in Yeongam. Teammate Paul Di Resta finished the race in twelfth place.

A thrilled Hulkenberg said, “The race was a lot of fun and it’s great to get such a mega result. It wasn’t easy though, and for most of the race I had the Lotus of Romain (Grosjean) pushing me. Even the first pit-stop was very close with Romain, but the team did a great stop because it was important to stay ahead at that stage.”

According to the German driver, the best moment of the race was his fight with Lewis Hamilton. “I think the best moment of the race was the fight with Lewis [Hamilton] and Romain in the final stint when I got ahead of both of them in turn four. They both went to the inside so I just saw the opportunity to use the outside line and made the move work… It was a very positive day, an amazing job by the whole team and lots of positives to take as we head to India for our home race.”

Di Resta said, “A tough race in many ways and it’s fair to say that the result in qualifying hampered us quite badly. We expected the supersoft to be a better race tyre and so we saved it for the second stint. As it happened, the soft tyres did not last long enough at the start of the race and when I switched to the supersofts they started graining straight away.”

“So we were not on the ideal strategy and that impacted the whole race, and after that I was always struggling with traffic and couldn’t make any progress.”