Sutil: Tenth a ‘small motivation’ for FIF1
23 September 2013 – Force India pilot Adrian Sutil battled his way back to finish tenth and take the final point on Sunday in the Singapore Grand Prix.
Sutil qualified a lowly 15th for the 13th round in the 2013 F1 World Championship, and was the only runner who opted to start on the medium compound tyre.
He then switched to the supersoft on lap 12, before making two further stops on lap 25 and lap 40, sticking with the supersoft to the ‘flag and finishing right with the McLaren’s of Jenson Button and Sergio Perez and Sauber’s Nico Hülkenberg in positions seven through to ten.
“It was a tough race and exhausting in the end. So it feels great to come away with a point and it’s a small motivation for the whole team,” said Sutil.
“In the closing laps of the race I was catching the train of cars in front of me – Perez, Button and Hülkenberg. I thought I had a chance to get ahead of at least one of them, but as soon as I reached the back of the train my tyres went off. In fact, we were all struggling with tyres and I couldn’t attack anymore because it felt like driving on ice.
“So I’m happy to take the point and it’s well deserved by the whole team,” Sutil concluded.