Double retirement for Force India

There seems simply no end to Force India's misery, as it finished the British GP with double retirement against its name.

updated: July 11, 2008 08:30 IST
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There seems simply no end to Force India's misery, as the Formula One outfit finished its 'home' race at the British Grand Prix on Sunday with double retirement against its name.

Neither of the Force India cars could survive the tough, wet conditions at the rain-lashed Silverstone track and Adrian Sutil was the first to crash out after 10 laps.

In comparison, his Italian teammate Giancarlo Fisichella did slightly better to complete 26 laps before he too went for an excursion in the gravel to join his team mates in the sidelines.

Sutil, though not a dud of a driver in such wet conditions, had a promising start to his race but his campaign soon followed the same wretched script which has often seen him sizzling a while before eventually fizzling out.

Sutil was quick off the block as he flew through the crowded midfield to rise to 13th before his campaign was prematurely cut short via a spectacular spin across the Abbey chicane.

Much was expected from Fisichella, especially after his impressive showing in the qualifying session, but the Roman spun out at Becketts while eventual winner Lewis Hamilton was lapping him and that was the end of his campaign.

The new aerodynamic and mechanical updates could not pull off a miracle, leaving the pointless Force India languishing at the bottom of the Formula One pit.