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Force India is very similar to Renault: Sutil
« on: August 09, 2010, 07:16:27 AM »

Force India is very similar to Renault: Sutil
PTI, Aug 9, 2010, 10.51am IST

MUMBAI: Force India driver Adrian Sutil is confident of picking up points in the remaining seven races of the Formula One season and finish 2010 on a high.

"I feel very comfortable. They (remaining races) should suit our car (Mercedes). If you remember last year, there was a podium finish there (Italian GP at Monza) and a pole position," said the 27-year-old German.

Last year at Monza, Sutil, who came to India last Wednesday, was second in the qualifying and finished fourth in the race.

The regulations that caused changes in the tyres of F1 cars this season would be a disadvantage, felt Sutil, who is 10th overall with 35 points, but said he was confident of doing very well in four out of the last seven races this year.

"Last year we had an incredible car there, it was a big advantage. This year, it's a little bit more consistent tyres. We don't have that advantage any more. Still we should be able to score a lot of points in the coming races. We have very a good chance in Spa (Belgium on August 29) and Monza (Italy on September 12)," he said.

"Then we go to Singapore which is a bit more difficult course. Korea...nobody knows. Japan and Brazil should suit us well (before the season-ending race in Abu Dhabi). Four of seven...I'm absolutely confident," said Sutil.

Sutil, who was in Goa on a short holiday, said he was satisfied with his performance this season.

"I'm satisfied and very happy with my performance. It was my goal to score a lot of consistent points and that's what happened this year really. I lost a little bit (momentum) in the last two races. A bad weekend in Germany. (But) I'm not concerned we are losing. On the whole I'm very happy," said Sutil.

"At the beginning, we had some failures in the car in Australia (Melbourne in March). I could not finish the race (because of) hydraulic problems. The first race (Bahrain GP in March) had a little incident in the first corner. In the third race in Malaysia, I got my first points and from thereon it went really well," said Sutil.

"The only races that did not go well were the last two races (Germany and Hungary). In Hungary (Budapest on August 1) there was this most uncommon incident that can happen in the pit lane, crashed into another car. Sometimes these things happen," he pointed out.

While generally satisfied with his vehicle, Sutil also pointed out its shortcomings and needed the body shape to be improved in order to remain competitive.

"Generally satisfied, yes. (But) We have to get it upgraded now, we are losing to the competitors, a little bit in the diffuser area. We had not got this new diffuser. (But) It looks good overall," he declared.

He described the race in his home country on July 25 as his worst so far and added the team members had a subsequent meeting to thrash out how not to commit some mistakes again.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/racing/Force-India-is-very-similar-to-Renault-Sutil/articleshow/6279676.cms
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