Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Aug 29(ANI): Formula One Racing team Force India, which is backed by liquor baron Vijay Mallya, on Saturday claimed the pole position in qualifying session for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix, as Giancarlo Fisichella exhibited an incredible performance to come on top.
It was Force India team’s first-ever pole and the fourth for Fisichella, as he recorded a remarkable qualifying time with a lap of 1 minute, 46.308 seconds to start the Belgian Grand Prix at the front of the grid.
“It’s unbelievable. I didn’t expect to be on pole. It’s amazing. It’s fantastic. I’m so happy. Pole position! Is it true?,” Fisichella said.
“I need to thank the team because they did a fantastic job. I’m really, really happy – and really confident for tomorrow!,” he added.
Meanwhile, Toyota driver Jarno Trulli will start second and BMW Sauber’s Nick Heidfeld will start third following a qualifying session that produced many surprises.
Force India has recently introduced a series of updates to Fisichella and Adrian Sutil’s cars, which showed signs of improvement at last weekend’s European Grand Prix, where both drivers ran well. (ANI)