07/10/2012

Japanese GP - Race Results

Results: Hulkenberg 7th (6 points), di Resta 12th, Karthikeyan DNF.

A decent race for Sahara Force India after a poor qualifying yesterday.

Nico Hulkenberg was able to take advantage of chaos at the start of the race to haul himself up the order. From then on it was a case of pushing at the right time & conserving tyres at the right time. A good job from the German.

Meanwhile Paul di Resta got off to a very poor start. He was slow off the line when the lights went out, it looked like the anti-stall kicked in. This put him way down the order, causing him to get held up considerably. From then on, there was no real hope for Paul - nevertheless, a decent race for him, excluding the start anyhow.

These results certainly make the drivers championship interesting. As for the constructors, Sauber did get another podium with Kobayashi - but they only gained 9 points more than us this race. It's still pretty tight really. We'll have full analysis on this later!

As for Narain Karthikeyan, he actually had pretty impressive pace at the start of the race considering he had to use the old floor which was 1.5 seconds per lap slower than the new floor (de la Rosa) in qualifying. Although his speed would be short-lived as he had to retire on lap 32, reason unknown.

Look out for our analysis article later today!

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