Force India F1 team confident in design after Hungarian GP failures

The Force India Formula 1 team's reliability and design integrity has not been compromised by its two failures at the Hungarian Grand Prix, says deputy team principal Bob Fernley

Force India F1 team confident in design after Hungarian GP failures

The team introduced a B-spec car at the British Grand Prix, with Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg giving the machine a double-points scoring debut.

But the Hungarian GP weekend was tougher. Perez rolled the car in first practice after a right-rear suspension failure and Hulkenberg crashed during the race after his front wing failed.

Force India identified the problem that afflicted Perez and introduced a fix for the following day and Fernley echoed chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer's belief the team will find a fix for the issue on Hulkenberg's car.

When asked if he was completely confident there will be no repeat, Fernley told AUTOSPORT: "Completely.

"Reliability and design integrity are two of the key strengths of Force India, and I don't think that has been compromised.

"It's just unfortunate it was a weekend when we had a couple of incidents that were high profile."

There are three-and-a-half weeks until the next race, which takes place in Belgium, and Fernley is confident that will give the team enough time for a complete analysis into the incidents, despite the mandatory two-week factory shutdown falling within that period.

"We'll have those all finished off this week, and we don't expect anything major," he said.

"We can expect a slight strengthening of the parts in different areas and then we will be fine."

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