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Force India experienced a somewhat bizarre start to the 2012 Formula 1 season, with Nico Hülkenberg becoming the first retirement of the year as Paul di Resta recovered from an off-colour weekend to take home a last-dash final point.
Having joined the Silverstone-based team’s race line-up by replacing Adrian Sutil, German Hülkenberg made left-rear contact with Mark Webber on the run to Turn 1, quashing his chances of points after a solid top ten qualifying result.
“I don’t seem to have much luck at Albert Park,” he said. “My first race here in 2010 was less than a lap and today was a repeat of that. I’m still not really sure what happened, but I got hit when I turned into the first corner. It’s such a shame because I had made a great start, moved up a couple of positions and then I just felt somebody tap me from behind. There was a puncture and the suspension was damaged, so my race was over and I had to park up.”
In the midfield for most of the race, di Resta took advantage of penultimate lap contact between Sergio Pérez and Nico Rosberg, plus a heavy crash for Pastor Maldonado, to narrowly seal tenth place and repeat his finish of last year.
“It’s always nice to start the season with a point, but it was not looking too promising until the last few laps when my engineer told me that I was catching the cars ahead of me,” the Scot admitted.
“Fortunately I had saved quite a bit of KERS for the last corner, which helped me get a good run on Vergne and beat him to the line. So it was a pretty exciting final lap. It’s a good way to start the season, but it’s clear we have a lot of work to do because we were struggling for pace at the start of each stint, which hurt my overall race pace.”
Force India F1
|2.||S. Vettel||Red Bull||+2.139|
|4.||M. Webber||Red Bull||+4.547|
|9.||D. Ricciardo||Toro Rosso||+39.556|
|10.||P. di Resta||Force India||+39.737|
|Force India F1|
|20 May||Mallya targets double top ten in Monaco|
|16 May||Di Resta: We must concentrate on ourselves|
|13 May||Di Resta buoyed by 'big result' in Spain|
|2012 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix|
|21 Mar '12||Clutch problem hampered Hamilton’s Melbourne start|
|21 Mar '12||Button: Melbourne win was unexpected|
|19 Mar '12||Video: Chaos in Melbourne V8 race|
|13 May||Hülkenberg: We have homework ahead|
|22 Apr||Hülkenberg pushing for car upgrades|
|13 Apr||Hülkenberg optimistic over free tyre choice|
|Paul di Resta|
|12 May||Five drivers for Canada FOTA Fans' Forum|
|11 May||Di Resta pleased to achieve Q3 target|
|10 May||Di Resta tyre issue could lead to changes|
|21 May||Whitmarsh: Lowe release the right thing to do|
|21 May||Video: Mégane Red Bull RB8 limited edition|
|21 May||Kristensen gets steward role in Monte-Carlo|