Tough weekend so far for Force India

Adrian Sutil - 20th: "The general balance of the car was OK and it was quite nice to drive particularly after the problems we had yesterday, but it's so close. We need to improve so that's why we're at the back of the grid for now. We know though that our race pace is good compared to the others and we can stay with them so now we need to concentrate on getting to the end of the race and having a good finish, that's what is important."

Giancarlo Fisichella - 19th: "It was a difficult qualifying session for us as the whole field is very close. We did three single lap runs, one on the harder tyre and two on the soft, to try and get the most out of the tyres and the car felt better balanced than this morning. We still have some understeer issues, particularly when it gets hotter as it did this afternoon. We will have to see for the race now as we know that we are more competitive under race conditions."

Mike Gascoyne, chief technical officer: "I think we have to face facts that Formula One is incredibly competitive this year and to get through to Q2 here in Magny-Cours you had to be within a second of the quickest time. We are pretty much where we expected to be this afternoon and both drivers got the most out of the car and the session. Adrian did a good job to match Giancarlo, particularly after his difficult weekend so far. As we know, our race pace is usually very good compared to the group in front and we need to have a good reliable race and get two cars to the finish to see what places we can pick up."

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