Sutil encouraged by Force India pace
27 November 2011 – Adrian Sutil was delighted with the performance of his car in Brazil on Saturday, having placed his car eighth on the grid for the season finale. The German comfortably out-qualified team-mate Paul di Resta, with the latter being eliminated in Q2.
"Another good qualifying session for me to carry on a strong weekend," Sutil explained after stepping out of his car. "I had a good feeling all afternoon and I really enjoyed the session because the balance of the car felt great. The only real issue was the fact that it was quite windy, but I was able to adjust my driving and it didn’t catch me out.
"Eighth is a good place to start and I’m feeling confident for tomorrow - whether it’s wet or dry. We just have to wait and see what the weather does, but I hope we can come away with a lot of points because I’m targeting ninth place in the drivers’ championship. That would be a nice way to end the season."
Force India currently sits 15 points behind Lotus Renault GP in the overall Constructors’ standings, and also holds the same margin over Sauber.