Qualifying woes (Force India race review)

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Poor qualifying left Force India with a lot of ground to make up on Sunday.

Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi
Qualifying position 15 16
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’48.899 (-0.062) 1’48.961
Race position 9
Average race lap 1’58.131 (-10.087) 2’08.218
Laps 61/61 1/61
Pit stops 1 0

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Adrian Sutil

Sutil blamed traffic on his Q2 out-lap keeping him from getting his tyres up to temperature for registering his worst qualifying performance of the year: 16th before being promoted by H???lkenberg’s penalty.

Pitted during the first safety car period then spent nine laps stuck behind Timo Glock’s Virgin.

Ended the race eighth on the track but was demoted to ninth by a penalty for going off on the first lap.

Compare Adrian Sutil’s form against his team mate in 2010

Vitantonio Liuzzi

Damaged his front wing against Nick Heidfeld’s car on lap one and also made contact with the barrier at some point. It caused a suspension failure which ended his race.

In the run-up to the race there were fresh reports Paul di Resta will take his place at the team next year, but the team’s reserve driver did not drive the car over the weekend.

Compare Vitantonio Liuzzi’s form against his team mate in 2010

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7 comments on “Qualifying woes (Force India race review)”

  1. tonio is useless & upgrades are not coming through… hence the result is expected. Sutil is fighting a lone battle with Williams…

  2. I still don’t understand why Liuzzi is in that car.

    1. Me neither, a few years back Klien and Liuzzi shared a drive, but Klien was definately the quicker of the two (once he finally put his head down and started practicing rather than just complaining). How is Liuzzi the one with a proper drive out of the two?

  3. at least sutil learnt from liuzzi… Traffic!

  4. I think Paul di Resta should replace Liuzzi next year.

  5. I guess they only put a single lap at end of Q2 on soft tyres, am i right?

  6. Wow, it was Sutil complaining about traffic rather than Liuzzi!!!

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