We need to finish this race, admits Sutil
2 May 2014 – Sauber driver Adrian Sutil has conceded it is vital he gets to the chequered flag in the Spanish Grand Prix next weekend.
Sutil began the 2014 Formula 1 season with an eleventh place finish in Australia, but since then hasn't had much good fortune and suffered his third DNF in a row in China last time out, with engine problems sidelining him early on.
"I am looking forward, and I think that our performance will be stronger [in Spain] than in the previous races," said the German. "We will be travelling to Barcelona with some car updates, which I hope will help us to improve our performance."
"Obviously, I expect more than in the last races. After three retirements in a row, we need to finish this race," he underlined.
Sutil has a mixed record at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya and to date he has only scored once there, when he was seventh in 2010. Last year he had to settle for 13th: "All of us drivers know the track in Barcelona quite well as everyone has tested there very often," he continued. "The Circuit de Catalunya is a nice track with high aerodynamic demands on the car. There are some fast corners and only one long straight."
"The last sector is quite tight, therefore slower and not easy to drive. We have to find a compromise in terms of the car's aerodynamic set-up," he added.