Canadian GP - Confirmation

Results: Karthikeyan 17th, Di Resta 18th, Sutil DNF

Karthikeyan demoted from 14th to 17th after having 20seconds added to his finishing time for cutting a chicane and gaining an advantage. A good race for Karthikeyan ending in disappointment due to the penalty.

Di Resta crashed out after pushing too hard while fighting for 10th place with Barrichello, however he still classifies as 18th as he completed more than 75% race distance. Di Resta was on for a good finish but he shouldn't be too hard on himself after the crash, he is a rookie and is learning, mistakes in his first season are expected and he still has 100% support from the team.

Sutil DNF, suspension damage after a crash due to trying out the dry tyres too early. A brave move from Sutil to be the first driver onto the dry tyres unfortunately proved to be the wrong move, at the time he was in 13th so it was a calculated risk.

Unfortunately, as is usually the case in Canada, the race result did not reflect the pace of the cars - Force India had the fastest car behind the top five teams so to come away with no points is disappointing. The aim is 6th place in the constructors championship and we are now 17points behind 6th placed Sauber, that's not an issue at this stage, one piece of luck and we'll be right back in the hunt =)

My colleague Darshan Chokhani will be posting more detailed analysis of the race in the next few days, keep visiting for that. Don't forget you can recieve e-mail updates from Auto India Sports by entering your e-mail address in the box on the left hand side of this page.

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