Murray Walker hails Force India and Mercedes


Sahara Force India F1 Team
7 May 2014 by TF1T Staff | M
          

Murray Walker has hailed Force India as the real 'heroes' so far this season following a podium in Bahrain and a haul of ten points from China.

The Silverstone based team also sit third in the championship, behind Mercedes and Red Bull.

Their performance so far has led the legendary F1 commentator to give the outfit ten out of ten.

"For me, the Force India F1 team are the heroes so far," he told the BBC. "Compared to the mega spending top teams, they are paupers. But they have been punching way above their weight.

"A magnificent third for Sergio Pérez in Bahrain, Nico Hülkenberg is a superb fourth in the Drivers' Championship and the team is third in the Constructors' Championship [too] - absolutely brilliant."

The only other outfit to secure ten out of ten was Mercedes which has won all four races so far this season.

"It has taken Mercedes four years to get there. But by exploiting the new regulations brilliantly they are way ahead," he added.

"Four races, four wins and a massive leads in both championships: Mercedes have persevered, spent big and really deserve their success."

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