Chinese GP team-by-team: Force India

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

No points for Force India in China for the first time in 2010.

Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi
Qualifying position 10 18
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’36.671 (-0.49) 1’37.161
Race position 11
Average race lap 1’55.447
Laps 56/56 0/56
Pit stops 4 0
Chinese Grand Prix lap times: Force India
Chinese Grand Prix lap times: Force India (click to enlarge)

Adrian Sutil

Qualified tenth for the third time in 2010 and kept up his perfect record against his team mate.

Dropped back at the start and switched to intermediate tyres at the end of the first lap. This actually worked out quite well for him, bringing him up to fifth before his second pit stop and he got back up to seventh soon after it, which is why the likes of Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton had to fight their way past him.

Fell out of the top ten at the end of the race but was closing in very quickly on tenth-placed Michael Schumacher as the race ended.

Compare Adrian Sutil’s form against his team mate in 2010

Vitantonio Liuzzi

Half a second slower than Sutil in qualifying, he was eliminated in Q1, blaming traffic.

Gained three places at the start but lost control of his car braking for turn six and spun into the field, crashing heavily into Sebastien Buemi. Liuzzi said afterwards he’d struggled to get his brakes up to temperature on the formation lap.

Compare Vitantonio Liuzzi’s form against his team mate in 2010

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One comment on “Chinese GP team-by-team: Force India”

  1. Seems it’s hurting Liuzzi far more then Sutil to give up his FP1. He just didn’t seem to be able to do the lap time Sutil did even in practice.

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