Deputy head of the Force India Robert Fearnley said that the team from Silverstone will not be able to compete for third place in the constructors ‘ championship.
The presentation VJM10 the head of the team Vijay Malia stated that the purpose of the Force India will be the top-three team competition. However, the hope of the team was dispelled at the pre-season tests in Barcelona, where it became obvious that for the first three places will fight Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull Racing.
“Ferrari has proved far better than I expected, quotes AUTOSPORT.com Fearnley. – I think that it will also allow you to add Haas [because the American team is a customer of Scuderia].
Renault has done a good job. They also surprised us. McLaren have shown themselves worse than we expected.
Our primary goal is to win fourth place. We always talked about the fact that the top three will remain out of reach, if any team not to make a mistake. I can say that none of the leaders have not yet made any mistakes.
As for us, we were pre-season tests at the expected level. Although it was slightly better to work on the qualification form. But not so bad: Renault, Toro Rosso, Williams and Force India are on the same level. At the start of the season will have a slight advantage Williams.
If to speak about race pace, the picture may be different. We work hard in this area.”
Robert believes that Force India is lagging behind the leaders by about 1.5 seconds, and is concerned that during the season the gap will increase.
“The whole point is that the top teams can afford to spend the money, continued the Briton. – Thus, no one can compare with them. Perhaps it is the power of McLaren, but without a good powerplant, they lose.”
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