2011 Turkish GP team review
Paul di Resta failed to finish a race for the first time in 2011.
|Adrian Sutil||Paul di Resta|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q2)||1’27.027 (-0.118)||1’27.145|
Force India drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):
|Paul di Resta||102.477||96.665||96.266||95.739||95.457||96.091||96.214||95.763||95.849||96.149||96.294||109.718||96.19||95.279||94.755||94.279||94.347||94.259||94.523||94.61||94.509||95.32||95.81||96.537||109.961||93.912||94.288||93.697||93.842||93.568||94.194||93.939||108.672||92.813||92.754||92.52||92.704||92.594||92.696||92.519||92.761||93.019||93.581||93.926|
Out-qualified Di Resta for the first time this year.
Sutil liked the balance of the car on soft tyres during the race and used a three-stop strategy, using hards for the third stint only.
He was 15th with seven laps to go but overtook Rubens Barrichello and Sergio Perez (who mounted a spirited fight-back) to finish 13th.
However he didn’t think the car was fast enough for points:
“Ultimately we didn’t have the pace to race with the cars ahead of us and I think we got as much from the race as we could.”
Paul di Resta
Di Resta was reprimanded for missing the weight bridge in qualifying. He started one place behind his team mate.
Passed by Sebastien Buemi early on, Di Resta followed in Sutil’s wheel tracks for much of the race,
But he wasn’t able to make the tyres last as well and had to switch to a four-stop strategy.
But shortly after that his race came to an end: “As the race unfolded the pace didn’t seem quite there and that’s why we decided to change our strategy and make a fourth stop.
“When I was leaving the pits after my final stop, the team came on the radio and instructed me to stop. There was obviously a problem so I pulled up as soon as I could. It was unfortunate because the final part of the race would have been interesting on the fresh tyres.”
The team said they stopped Di Resta as they believed one of his wheels was loose following his pit stop.
2011 Turkish Grand Prix
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- Ferrari: Alonso stops the rot with podium run
- McLaren: Hamilton salvages fourth after battling with Button
- Mercedes: A weekend to forget for Schumacher
- Renault: Heidfeld unhappy with Petrov after contact
- Sauber: Point for Kobayashi after starting on last row
- Force India: Di Resta posts first retirement
- Williams: Barrichello falls to 15th with KERS fault
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