Sahara Force India failed to collect any points from the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai last week. The team however remains upbeat about prospects as the two drivers - Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg - get set to tackle the track in Bahrain.
The team has nine points from three races and are placed ninth in the standings. Di Resta though says the pace was not too far off what was required to be in the top-10. "I don't think we were too far away in terms of pace, but it simply wasn't enough to come away with any points. I made a good start, had a good opening lap and battled through to keep in contention with the main pack for the whole race," he said adding that the same car will be used in Abu Dhabi, a track which is different from the one in Shanghai. "We will have the same car in Bahrain because it's just a few days away, but it's a very different track and we expect different weather conditions so we will try to make the most out of that."
Teammate Hulkenburg, who made his F1 debut on the Bahrain track, said he has always enjoyed racing here and is looking forward to taking advantage of the numerous overtaking opportunities here. "I enjoy the track, which has quite a nice rhythm and some technical corners, such as turns nine and ten. Overtaking is possible, especially into turn one because you can pick up a good slipstream down the straight," he said.