Turkish GP team-by-team: Force India

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

The usual story at Force India: points for Adrian Sutil and another disappointing weekend for Vitantonio Liuzzi:

Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi
Qualifying position 11 18
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’27.951 (-1.007) 1’28.958
Race position 9 13
Average race lap 1’32.701 (-0.927) 1’33.628
Laps 58/58 57/58
Pit stops 1 1

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Adrian Sutil

Crashed heavily at turn eight in first practice, and did only a single lap in final practice after technical problems.

Despite that, and not running the team’s new F-duct (which it calls the SRW), Sutil comfortably beat Liuzzi in qualifying, though he wasn’t able to reach Q3.

Any hopes of keeping Fernando Alonso behind were dashed by a slow pit stop, costing him as much as four seconds and allowing the Ferrari driver by along with Kamui Kobayashi.

Sutil had already passed Kobayashi earlier in the race and he did it for a second time on lap 50. Vitaly Petrov’s late pit stop promoted him to eighth,

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

Vitantonio Liuzzi

Opted to run the F-duct in qualifying having found it beneficial in practice. But he was a second slower than Adrian Sutil in Q1 and failed to reach Q2.

Made a good start to get ahead of the Williamses but never looked like mixing it with the cars in front. Fell so far behind Jaime Alguersuari the latter was able to gamble on a second pit stop without losing track position to him.

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

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