I’ve always rated Sutil quite highly. Failing to comprehensively outperform Fishcella was a blotch on his CV, but I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. Now, though, it would seem he’s finally being found out.
I think we shouldn’t underestimate Paul di Resta though. It’s still early days but he seems like one of the best rookies to come into F1 for a few years, and he’s hardly inexperienced considering all the winter testing and Friday practice sessions he’s done with FI. Also, it’s been fairly close between the two, and Sutil has had the best finish of the pair lest we forget.
Of course, there’s much more to this than mere driving talent. Force India are hardly loaded. Sutil brings money, so Force India might now want to sack him if it’ll cost them any sponsorship deals. Then again, Hulkenberg is way too good for a test driver role… maybe that will sway it