2011 Canadian GP team review
Force India tested their latest aerodynamic upgrade at Kemble airfield before the race.
|Adrian Sutil||Paul di Resta|
|Qualifying time comparison (Q2)||1’15.287 (+0.535)||1’14.752|
Force India drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):
|Paul di Resta||149.311||126.622||124.19||121.891||99.953||103.916||98.605||105.874||113.882||130.687||125.721||120.02||97.907||96.124||97.245||96.414||97.252||98.152||107.674||110.824||107.799||107.438||130.381||137.979||142.154||126.4||123.012||122.306||123.208||121.217||121.416||122.459||120.439||109.29||93.711||105.225||116.706||125.038||123.606||92.907||91.313||115.957||92.295||90.79||91.485||91.565||90.174||88.468||95.998||88.237||89.166||102.352||108.385||82.829||92.177||102.558||103.702||93.491||89.463||90.783||83.952||82.081||82.491||81.423||80.091||79.395|
Made a mistake in qualifying leaving him behind Di Resta on the grid for the sixth time this year: “I made a mistake in the hairpin on my last lap. I hit a bump under braking which caused the rear tyres to lock and I slid wide”.
Sutil was among the drivers who switched to intermediates before the race suspension. He didn’t switch back to them before the race was red-flagged ad picked up places from drivers who did, as he was able to put wet tyres on before the race resumed.
He had two run-ins with Nico Rosberg during the race. The stewards did not penalise him for clipping the Mercedes during the safety car period, but he received a drive-through penalty when for passing the Mercedes under the safety car.
He fell to 14th and decided on a gamble to make up places but it didn’t pay off: “After the drive-through penalty, I decided it was worth the risk of switching to dry tyres, but it was maybe a few laps too early.
“I had quite a big snap on my out lap and touched the wall, which broke the left rear suspension”.
Paul di Resta
On his first visit to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Di Resta qualified 11th, half a second clear of Sutil.
Running eighth by lap six, he then went straight on at turn eight, losing three places. But while others gambled on intermediates – and lost out – Di Resta ascended to sixth, where he was when the race resumed after the suspension.
With Mark Webber and Michael Schumacher battling behind him, Di Resta was free to attack Nick Heidfeld for fourth.
But he hit the Renault at the chicane, breaking his front wing and being handed a drive-through penalty.
He recovered to 11th by passing Sebastien Buemi and was trying to pass Rubens Barrichello for the final point when he hit the wall and retired.
Drove Adrian Sutil’s car in first practice.
2011 Canadian Grand Prix
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