28/10/2011

Indian GP - Practice One Results

FP1 Results: Sutil 8th (1:28.705), Di Resta 11th (1:29.700), Chandhok 19th (1:32.487), Karthikeyan 21st (1:34.113).

A proud moment at the start of the session for all Indians as cars began exiting the pit lane =D It was very nice to see Sutil, Chandhok, Di Resta and Karthikeyan all queueing at the end of the pits as the session began - and they were the first four drivers onto the circuit =)

Karun Chandhok left his pit garage very early to be the first driver onto the track but he left it too late as Adrian Sutil was already queueing! Nevertheless Karun did overtake Adrian on that first installation lap.

Within the first five minutes the session was red flagged due to a dog on the track but the track marshalls resolved that quickly and action got back underway smoothly enough.

The circuit in Delhi is very dusty, which is not nessessarily a bad thing ... well, bad for the drivers but great for the fans =)

The two Force India's did a solid job; 8th and 11th (Adrian ahead of Paul). Meanwhile at the back Karun Chandhok was 19th in his only session of the weekend (1.7s slower than teammate Trulli) whereas Karthikeyan was 21st (two tenths up on his teammate Ricciardo).

We'll leave you with this quote about India from F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone: "They've done in three years what Silverstone did in twenty".

2 comments:

  1. adrian on his last lap could have taken p5 or p6 as his second sector was even quicker than vettel!!

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  2. That's right ... at this stage in the weekend on a new circuit the order can be very mixed up =)

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