Third successive retirement for Sutil
20 April 2014 – Adrian Sutil and Sauber's difficult start to 2014 continued as the German driver was unable to finish in China following an engine problem.
Sutil, who also retired in Malaysia and Bahrain, lost power on the formation lap and was forced to retire during the early stages of Sunday's race.
"Unfortunately it was a very short race for me," he said. "During the formation lap I already had problems. As it was a quite slow formation lap, I was not able to identify what the problem was. I just realised the engine was not working properly. At the start I had almost no power.
"Going into the first corner I noticed there was a problem with the engine. I lost a lot of positions during the first lap and fell back to last. I did a few more laps, but then went back to the pits. The team tried to solve the issue, but we could not do it quickly. I had to retire."
Sauber team-mate Esteban Gutiérrez could only manage 16th place.
"With these kind of temperatures the prime tyres were not really working for us," he said. "We had to do a three stop strategy, which ended up as a disadvantage for us. With our current pace we could not have higher expectations in terms of our results."