11/11/2011

Abu Dhabi GP - Practice One Results

FP1 Results: Sutil 7th (1:41.340), Di Resta 9th (1:42:151).

A very impressive start to the race weekend saw the Force India drivers grab 7th and 9th places in FP1 with just the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg inbetween the two Indian machines.

What was interesting was the gap between Sutil and Di Resta, 8tenths of a second - that's some distance! Perhaps Di Resta had traffic on his final quick lap.

At this stage in the season we need to keep an eye on our rivals too!

Toro Rosso: 10th & 11th (Alguersuari followed by Vergne)
Sauber: 16th and 17th (Perez followed by Kobayashi)

Toro Rosso were quite strong but could not match Force India in this session. Having said that, 11th place for Vergne is quite impressive - a possible star of the future! Anyhow Buemi will take his seat back for FP2.

Meanwhile Sauber struggled and could only beat the three inexperienced teams + Barrichello who had a suspected oil pressure problem.

In other news; there has been a driver line-up announcement from Force India but not the one we were expecting! This announcement is regarding the upcoming young driver test, and joining Max Chilton in the VJM04 will be Venezuelan GP2 driver Johnny Cecotto Jr! We wish both of them the very best of luck!

We'll be back for FP2, bye for now! =)

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