Sahara Force India looks ahead to Monaco Grand Prix

Sahara Force India

The Indian F1 team Sahara Force India looks forward to round six of the season, the Monaco Grand Prix. The team principal Dr Vijay Mallya said ``The Monaco Grand Prix has always been a personal favourite of mine. It’s a wonderful venue to experience Formula One and nowhere else comes close to capturing the atmosphere and glamour that surrounds the race.’’

He mentioned ``I would love to see us performing well this weekend and challenging for points once again. We’ve certainly made progress with the car lately, but the whole grid remains very closely matched. Just a couple of tenths can separate ten positions on the grid so nobody can afford to take anything for granted. We also know that Monaco can be an unpredictable race so anything is possible. Our focus will be on making sure we qualify well to get track position for Sunday.’’

Paul Di Resta gets set for a busy week in Monaco. When asked what Monaco means to him, he said ``The Monaco Grand Prix is probably the highlight of the year and the race that every driver wants to win. It’s always a really busy weekend: the grandstands are packed, the yachts are in the harbour and everybody is looking for the best view. When the weather is nice it really helps make for an electric atmosphere.

When questioned along with Silverstone it’s another home race for him, does it feel extra special, he said that ``It’s where I live now and it’s interesting to see how much busier Monaco gets when the race comes to town. It’s really nice to go home each night, sleep in your own bed and enjoy your own space. Also, I will have a lot of family and friends around me who come down to watch the race.’’

Another driver Nico Hulkenberg is also looking forward to racing in Monaco. He said ``It felt good to pick up a point, especially because I spent so much of the race battling with Mark [Webber] for tenth place. I pushed so hard because there was no way I was going to give up that point, but there was a lot of pressure for a longtime. The strategy and pit stops were perfect, too, so I have to thank my crew for that.’’