Sutil In P1

Sutil—Australia 2013

Adrian Sutil for Force India leading the 2013 Australian GP over Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes. As the team boasted:

Everyone would have wanted to see the supersoft tires mounted on Adrian’s car last a dozen more laps and our driver fend off the attacks of Hamilton and Webber. We would have loved to celebrate such a big result, but it was not meant to be… Adrian and Paul [di Resta] had brilliant races on merit — theirs and the team’s. To see Adrian pull away from Sebastian Vettel, a triple World Champion, when in the lead, tells us we have a great car to work with for 2013. Our VJM06 will continue our proud tradition of punching well above our weight. Today was not a fluke — it was a sign of things to come.

That’s exactly why we are not heartbroken at losing those important positions at the very end of the race. Tyres falling off a cliff have done it to other drivers in the past — remember Raikkonen in China or Alonso in Canada last year? — but we know we have the car, drivers and team to be able to fight with the leaders on more than just one occasion. And fight we will.

Sahara Force India | Starting with the right foot.


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