New Delhi: After a battling performance to the 13th spot in Turkey, Force India driver Adrian Sutil looks back on his race and talks about the team’s prospects for Barcelona, where the team will introduce its evolved 2011 aero concept.
Q: How would you sum up the Istanbul weekend?
“We tried a new front wing on Friday that we will hopefully introduce in Barcelona, and we got some important data. But we put the car back to normal for Saturday, because it was still a better solution for Istanbul. In the end we knew that it was going to be another difficult one to score points in. Qualifying went well, and 12th position was not too bad. Before the race we knew we had to hope for a lucky race - maybe some retirements in front of us, and then we could score points. In the race there were no problems or mistakes from the team or myself, and we did the optimum strategy, but the pace was not there. That’s why I actually lost one place and finished 13th after Kobayashi came all the way from the back!”