F1 » Sutil takes crash course on way to Nürburgring

Adrian Sutil has warmed up for his home grand prix by crashing a Gumpert around the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife - but Force India F1 team-mate Paul di Resta is in 'positive' mood for the weekend ahead

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July 21, 2011 10:30 AM

trying to set a record in a gumpert? i dont know how many times sutil has been around the nordschleif, but i would have thought that a continual racer there, or even sabine, would have been a better choice for a record attempt?

sutil alive - Unregistered

July 21, 2011 11:22 AM

Yh sabine would have ben better potentially but this was probabaly a PR stunt ohh look a german F1 driver holds the record around the nordschleife rather than ohh yh btw a girl holds the record.

Ben M - Unregistered

July 21, 2011 12:22 PM

Must've been a PR stunt, if they were seriously trying to lower it they'd have got Horst von Saurma or Sabine Schmitz. The actual lap record is 6:47.5 in a Pagani Zonda anyway, which a Gumpert would never be able to touch.

Boss B - Unregistered

July 22, 2011 8:19 AM

Choosing Sutil over Sabine for the run gives the Gumpert more marketing clout. He's an F1 driver. She's pretty much an expert at that one track. He races all over the world and is part of an elite group in all of motorsport.

Boss B - Unregistered

July 22, 2011 8:25 AM

Diresta has largely outshone Sutil??? At the beginning of the season that was true. During the first half of races it's also true, but Sutil has had the focus to consolidate his race positions and see them through to the end of the grand prix.

Diresta seems to have unfortunate events happen to him as he's ahead of Sutil during the race. It's not all coincidence that Sutil has outscored him 10-2 in points.

Plenty of pace but he has to look after the car in the closing stages of the races.

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