2013 F1 season
Adrian Sutil believes he gave a good account of himself in his test for Force India today.
Sutil is in contention for the the final place on the grid with Jules Bianchi, who will drive the team’s car tomorrow.
He told media in Barcelona: “I think it was obvious this time today we show that I’m still quick and that’s very important. Hopefully I will get the drive.”
“I don’t know who has better chances,” he added. “I think I have done everything to do to get my comeback here. And now it’s up to them to decide.
“There’s one more competitor in there and for sure it’s not all about driving, maybe it’s also a little bit of business behind it but I can’t do anything else. I did a good day, that was very important for me so I can sleep without any worries.”
Sutil said his history with the team stands in his favour and he doesn’t feel a year’s absence will be a disadvantage.
“They know me better than any other team here: five years – actually six years with the test driver year I was with that team here – they know how my performance is.
“And I think a lot of drivers they show if you are maybe one year if you’re not driving and you come back you can do that quite easily. Maybe with a longer time, two, three years, it gets more difficult. But I think one year is not a problem.”
He said the team expects to make their decision within the next week: “They can’t take long any more – in three weeks there’s the race in Melbourne. So it’s about time to confirm the drivers!”
Bianchi, who also drove for the team at Jerez, will have another run in the car during the final day of the test tomorrow.
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