Silverstone: Adrian Sutil started 11th at Silverstone and after a hard afternoon’s work for the Force India driver - including a stint on intermediate tyres at the start - he crossed the line at the same spot, just 0.6s behind Toro Rosso's Jaime Alguersuari. Inevitably there was some disappointment as he ran eighth for a long time, and had looked set for points. Sutil talks about his performance at the British Grand Prix.
Q: We know you like damp conditions. How was it on intermediates at the start?
A: I gained a couple of places, but it was very difficult, with quite a lot of aquaplaning in the middle sector, while in the last sector it was pretty dry. We had to do quite a few laps with those tyres.
Q: You soon got up to eighth, behind Paul (de Resta). Was it encouraging to be running so strongly?
A: It looked good in the beginning and I was eighth on the first set of softs. But then we just stopped too early, and in the end we needed to do another stop, because we couldn’t make it to the end on a two-stop strategy. It was definitely possible to extend the first run a little bit longer. The tyre was going fine, and most of the people further back did a two-stop race. Points were possible, we had a good car, and I felt very good.