Force India Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta to begin in 6th row at 2011 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix
At the 2011 Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, Adrian Sutil has qualified to start the race at 11th place, and Paul Di Resta completes the…
Force India team drivers, Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta are happy with their qualifying results and look forward to securing points in Japan. Di Resta did find it tough to adjust to the fast track at Suzuka but is hopeful that things will look up tomorrow. He is at present battling fever and a throat virus, and apart from not being a 100%, talking on the radio isn’t easy either.
At present, the Force India team looks forward to duble point finishes for the remainder of the 2011 Formula 1 season in their quest to play catch up with team Renault and secure 5th place in the Constructors Championship. Being a action filed month at F1, next week the teams will race at South Korea before heading to Greater Noida for the 2011 Indian Grand Prix for the 28th-30th October weekend.
Adrian Sutil had this to say.”Overall I think today’s qualifying session went pretty well. I was a little bit disappointed to miss Q3 because we were not too far away from it, but everybody knows P11 is a very good place to start, especially because of the free choice of tires for tomorrow.” “I was happy with my laps and I don’t think I could have found much more. Also, we opted to do just one run on the soft tires in Q2, which means I have a fresh set available for the race. So I think we can make the strategy work tomorrow and have a good race.”
Paul do Resta had this to say.”Given the weekend we’ve had I’m pretty happy to be starting P12, just a place behind Adrian. I’ve struggled to get fully up to speed here and find the ideal balance, which is why we’ve opted for a set-up more suited to the race.” “Hopefully that will pay off tomorrow because I think tire wear is going to be a major factor in this race. Also, I’m feeling a bit under the weather today with a sore throat, so I’m pleased to come away with a starting position that should allow us to fight for points.”