Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta fare well at free practice sessions at Marina Bay
The 2nd free practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix saw Paul di Resta, and Adrian Sutil emerge in 13th and 7th place, respectively. The two Force India F1 drivers seem to be making good progress in recent sessions and this time too both racers have clocked in progressive lap times for FP1 and FP2. For Paul di Resta, it’s his first innings at the Singapore San Marina race track.
Adrian Sutil clocked 1:48:866 during FP, and went on to improve his timing of 1:52:251 from the first practice session. Resta was 9th during FP1 and clocked 1:52:435. During FP2, he clocked 1:50:345, which is a better timing but emerged 13th.
It was Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull who emerged victorious at a timing of 1:46:374 closely chased by Fernando Alonso, last year’s winner with a timing of 1:46:575. Third in the lineup was Lewis Hamilton of McLaren who was just one second short of Alonso at 1:47:115.
Adrian Sutil of Force India had this to say. “I always enjoy street circuits and today’s sessions went pretty well for me. It usually takes a while to get back in the rhythm, especially on such a long lap as Singapore, but I got up to speed quite quickly.” “The general car balance has been good all day with just some understeer in the high and low speed corners to solve. By the time I was running on the supersofts the understeer issue was much better. We did some good work on both tire compounds with some long runs in the second session.” “The supersofts obviously give a lot more grip, but the drop-off in performance after a few laps is quite big.”