10/06/2012

Canadian GP - Race Results

Results: di Resta 11th, Hulkenberg 12th, Karthikeyan DNF.

The day promised so much but unfortunately delivered so little for the Indian contingent.

On a confusing day for strategy where one stop worked for certain cars (Grosjean & Perez) and two stops worked for certain cars (Hamilton & Rosberg) - Sahara Force India couldn't seem to make either strategy work unfortunately.

Paul di Resta had a great start, running as high as 5th early on but after the tyres quickly degraded very quickly it was clear a one stop was not possible. Nico Hulkenberg lost one position at the start, and like Paul he was forced onto a two stop strategy - but it didn't work brilliantly for him either.

It's going to take an awful long time to analyse this race and see what the problem was; the misery is compounded further as rivals Sauber scored a podium with Perez - nevertheless, it's not crucial at this stage - there's an awful long way to go.

Narain Karthikeyan had a clean start and was running very close to Charles Pic at the start, however the Indian driver had a spin later in the race followed by pulling off the track to retire. It's likely that the spin was caused by something breaking on the car - we'll find out when we hear from Narain.

So a disappointing day, but let's not forget there are still 13 races to go - that's 325 points to fight for!

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