28/11/2011

Brazilian GP - Race Results

Results: Sutil 6th (8points), Di Resta 8th (4points).

A great race for Force India, infact their joint best race of the season (they achieved the same result, 6th and 8th, in Singapore earlier this season).

On paper this weekend a two stop strategy was around 10seconds quicker than a three stop strategy but in reality that's not how it played out so the team did the right thing switching Adrian onto a three stopper midway through the race! Infact Sutil was so quick the whole race that he even beat the Mercedes of Nico Rosberg - highly impressive!

As for Paul Di Resta, he stuck to the non-ideal two stop strategy but still made it work despite also having to contend with KERS and gearbox problems for the last 25laps. A very good drive by him!

Towards the end of the race with our cars running 6th and 8th i was hoping Vettel (who was also having gearbox problems) would retire with those troubles, pushing our cars upto 5th and 7th and giving us the 16points required to leapfrog Renault in the championship although i quickly realised that Petrov was in the points paying positions for Renault anyhow so in actual fact it would not have mattered.

A brilliant drive by both drivers though and Force India finished a record high 6th place in the constructors championship! This is a season that we can look back on and be very proud of!

Lots of good articles coming your way over the off-season so stay tuned for that! =)

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