Paul di Resta, Adrian Sutil, Force India, Melbourne, 2011

Di Resta handed debut point for Force India

2011 Australian GP team reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Paul di Resta scored a point on his debut for Force India after the Saubers were disqualified.

He also out-qualified his team mate after Adrian Sutil spun during qualifying.

Adrian Sutil Paul di Resta
Qualifying position 16 14
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’31.407 (+4.668) 1’26.739
Race position 9 10
Laps 57/58 57/58
Pit stops 2 2

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2011drivercolours.csv

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58
Adrian Sutil 111.52 95.827 94.667 94.602 95.574 95.221 96.572 95.803 94.969 94.161 94.061 95.471 95 94.395 94.953 115.254 103.196 93.265 93.279 94.75 93.809 93.366 94.057 93.843 93.06 92.712 93.023 92.923 92.59 92.726 92.778 92.934 92.996 92.803 92.884 92.633 111.97 100.47 92.017 91.96 94.253 91.924 91.971 91.679 92.008 92.246 93.932 91.931 91.948 91.937 92.065 91.681 91.774 91.773 91.526 91.579 92.473
Paul di Resta 107.562 95.807 95.741 95.552 96.121 95.223 97.583 95.754 95.045 96.007 94.697 94.991 95.188 117.09 100.248 93.502 94.023 93.436 93.362 94.545 94.172 93.14 94.336 94.067 95.284 93.087 92.923 92.788 93.166 92.665 92.89 92.872 93.198 92.756 93.054 115.102 100.552 93.694 92.422 91.941 92.168 92.177 93.833 92.125 92.389 92.486 92.805 92.636 92.953 92.593 92.979 93.059 94.403 94.5 94.419 96.305 96.35

Adrian Sutil

The sector times in Q2 suggested Sutil was not going to make it through to the final ten but he was clearly giving it his all.

But the car got away from him as he activated his rear wing coming onto the pit straight and he spun, avoiding heavy contact with the pit wall thanks only to his lightning-fast reactions.

He lined up 16th and gained four places in the jostling at the start. On lap nine he went past di Resta but ended up behind his team mate again after their pit stops.

With di Resta now on hard tyres Sutil went by again. He ended the race in 11th and was later promoted to ninth.

Paul di Resta, Adrian Sutil, Force India, Melbourne, 2011
Paul di Resta, Adrian Sutil, Force India, Melbourne, 2011

Paul di Resta

Di Resta had to sit out the first practice session as reserve driver Nico H???lkenberg was given a run.

Nonetheless he qualified 14th, two places ahead of his team mate, and got up to tenth at the start. He tried to take ninth off Kamui Kobayashi on the outside of turn 11, but failed, and Sebastien Buemi passed him.

He ended the race behind his team mate having backed off. He said: “Adrian and I were on different strategies and we had to fuel conserve toward the end. That’s why the gap opened up.”

Nico H???lkenberg

Drove in the first practice session.

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