Adrian Sutil, Force India, Nurburgring, 2011

Force India: Sutil helps team overtake Toro Rosso

2011 German GP team reviewPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Adrian Sutil’s sixth place moved Force India back in front of Toro Rosso in the championship.

But team mate Paul di Resta’s race was ruined after he was hit by Nick Heidfeld on the first lap.

Adrian Sutil Paul di Resta
Qualifying position 8 12
Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’31.809 (-0.751) 1’32.560
Race position 6 13
Laps 60/60 59/60
Pit stops 2 2

Force India drivers’ lap times throughout the race (in seconds):

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 59 60
Adrian Sutil 106.322 100.48 99.761 99.308 99.29 99.651 99.432 99.073 99.641 99.312 99.44 99.94 99.672 99.458 100.312 99.432 99.517 99.285 99.372 99.225 99.184 101.381 115.529 97.799 97.811 97.649 98.064 97.574 97.2 97.563 97.864 98.769 97.434 97.411 97.58 97.393 97.324 97.213 96.996 97.238 98.137 97.224 97.119 97.092 97.094 97.222 96.773 99.108 115.994 96.978 97.078 96.822 96.971 97.981 97.007 96.756 96.653 96.938 97.08 97.616
Paul di Resta 116.515 104.234 102.223 100.922 100.867 99.906 100.182 100.701 99.524 99.969 100.336 100.468 100.021 99.604 99.838 99.932 99.999 99.969 99.939 99.812 99.697 100.183 102.616 118.714 98.109 97.747 97.859 97.844 97.7 97.863 97.57 97.716 97.991 98.143 97.979 98.977 98.427 97.944 98.047 97.643 98.135 97.711 98.673 100.216 97.522 98.382 98.042 97.163 97.226 97.065 99.913 119.106 97.675 96.715 97.126 97.581 97.708 97.849 97.502
Adrian Sutil, Force India, Nurburgring, 2011
Adrian Sutil, Force India, Nurburgring, 2011

Adrian Sutil

Sutil had his best weekend of the year so far on home ground. He started by emphatically out-qualifying his team mate – for only the third time this year – by three-quarters of a second.

He moved ahead of the slow-starting Jenson Button to claim seventh place at the start. Button eventually passed Sutil, but retired shortly after.

Using a two-stop strategy, Sutil was able to jump ahead of Nico Rosberg and finished 17 seconds up the road from the Mercedes.

“To get this result in my home race also makes it extra special and I?d like to thank the fans for their support this weekend,” he said afterwards.

Adrian Sutil 2011 form guide

Paul di Resta

Di Resta’s hopes of scoring points were dashed on the first lap: “I made a reasonable start, maintained my position and I was racing with Michael [Schumacher] into the first corner.

“Then I got hit from behind, which must have been Nick [Heidfeld], and that spun me around and compromised my race.”

He fell to the back of the field and made some progress, aided by Heidfeld’s later collision with Sebastien Buemi. But he could finish no higher than 13th.

Paul di Resta 2011 form guide

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