Malaysian GP team-by-team: Force India

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

More points but a second consecutive mechanical failure for Force India.

Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi
Qualifying position 4 10
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’50.914 (-1.34) 1’52.254
Race position 5
Average race lap 1’40.883 (-15.793) 1’56.677
Laps 56/56 12/56
Pit stops 1 0
Malaysian Grand Prix lap times: Force India
Malaysian Grand Prix lap times: Force India (click to enlarge)

Adrian Sutil

Finally delivered on the promise he’d shown in the first two races with a solid run to fifth. Qualified fourth in the wet session, 1.3 seconds faster than his team mate.

Lost track position to Robert Kubica at the start and never managed to make it back. But was untroubled by the appearance of Lewis Hamilton in his mirrors at the end of the race and kept the faster McLaren behind for the best part of 20 laps.

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

Vitantonio Liuzzi

Picked up two places at the start but retired with a throttle problem on lap 12.

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