Paul di Resta, Force India, Shanghai, 2011

Force India: Di Resta stays in front of Sutil

2011 Chinese GP team reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Rookie Paul di Resta continued his impressive start to the year at Shanghai.

Adrian Sutil Paul di Resta
Qualifying position 11 8
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’35.874 (+0.016) 1’35.858
Race position 15 11
Laps 55/56 56/56
Pit stops 3 2

Force India drivers’ lap times throughout the race:

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
Adrian Sutil 111.272 106.106 105.332 106.047 105.696 105.17 104.891 105.208 105.196 105.609 105.753 105.336 105.813 106.317 110.698 122.151 103.825 104.032 103.898 104.205 103.954 103.472 103.909 103.775 104.385 104.152 104.327 104.549 104.957 109.327 122.444 103.987 103.759 103.34 103.386 103.286 103.382 103.698 103.024 103.233 102.619 102.94 102.976 103.502 104.043 103.704 124.915 128.243 101.238 101.651 102.607 102.884 102.301 101.157 101.275
Paul di Resta 110.598 106.021 105.396 106.12 105.629 105.019 104.762 105.048 105.816 105.401 110.557 121.875 104.961 103.799 103.625 104.907 104.058 104.259 103.901 103.926 103.814 103.813 103.816 104.203 103.791 104.769 104.782 104.556 104.042 104.822 105.028 111.009 121.614 103.185 104.006 102.805 102.995 103.295 102.687 102.948 102.782 102.942 102.933 102.838 102.614 103.004 102.936 102.94 103.276 103.133 103.526 104.152 105.281 104.802 105.279 106.887

Adrian Sutil

Made a strong start from 11th on the grid to run eighth behind his team mate. He was as high as sixth before his first pit stop.

He was in 11th place and set to run to the end when Sergio Perez hit him at turn one.

The contact broke Sutil’s front wing, forcing him to pit again and leaving him 15th. Sutil said the contact “cost me the race”.

Adrian Sutil 2011 form guide

Paul di Resta, Force India, Shanghai, 2011
Paul di Resta, Force India, Shanghai, 2011

Paul di Resta

Missed second practice due to a fuel pressure problem on his car. Reached Q3 for the first time, qualifying eighth, and kept up his run of out-qualifying Sutil.

He gained a place at the start and made an early first pit stop as the team tried – unsuccessfully – to maintain his track position advantage over Michael Schumacher.

That cost him as his tyres went off at the end of the race, leaving him unable to keep Vitaly Petrov and Kamui Kobayashi from dropping him out of the points.

Nico H???lkenberg

Drove in place of Sutil in first practice.

Paul di Resta 2011 form guide

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