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Sutil: I want to go better at Monza

Force India's Adrian Sutil believes that he has a 'good shot' of giving the Silverstone-based outfit another good finish this weekend.

Sutil was overshadowed by his former team-mate, and now Ferrari man, Giancarlo Fisichella two weeks ago at Spa-Francorchamps, when the Italian put his Force India VJM02 on pole and then remarkably finished second, having kept Kimi Raikkonen honest all the way to the chequered flag.

Sutil however, only finished twelfth and he is determined now to make his mark at the Italian Grand Prix, the final European event in the 2009 F1 World Championship.

"I can't wait for Monza. Giancarlo had such a good weekend in Spa, with pole and then the podium, that it's really made me want to get in the car and do the same," said Sutil. "For various reasons I didn't feel like I personally got the results in Spa I felt we could have so for sure I will want to go better in Italy.

"We've got a good car, I feel very confident in it and in the team and our top speeds have consistently been amongst the quickest in the field so I think we have a good shot at getting another good finish."

Sutil will link up with 'new' team-mate Vitantonio Liuzzi for the event at Monza and whilst it will be Liuzzi's first race weekend since the Brazilian GP back in 2007, Sutil is confident they will work well together.

Indeed as Liuzzi has been the team's test and reserve driver since 2008, they know each other very well.

"I think it's a great opportunity for both Giancarlo to go to Ferrari and achieve a dream and also for Tonio to finally get some race mileage in the car. Of course it's a shame it happened because of Felipe [Massa]'s accident but it's an opportunity for both Giancarlo and Tonio as well," Sutil continued.

"Having a change mid-season isn't a problem for me - I've had this situation once before in 2007 - and I know Tonio very well now we've spent two years together in the same team. He's a good guy and we work well together, he's always been very open with information and he's done a great job in the testing and development.

"Together I think we can carry on the progress we've made so far - and get some good results."



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Adrian Sutil [Pic credit: Force India]
Adrian Sutil [Pic credit: Force India]
Adrian Sutil (GER) Force India VJM02, Monaco F1 Grand Prix, 21st-24th, May 2009
Adrian Sutil (GER) Force India VJM02, Monaco F1 Grand Prix, 21st-24th, May 2009
Adrian Sutil (GER) Force India VJM02, Malaysian F1 Grand Prix, Sepang, Kuala Lumpar, 3rd-5th, April 2009
Adrian Sutil (GER) Force India VJM02, Australian F1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, 27-29th, March, 2009
Adrian Sutil tests the Force India-Mercedes VJM02 at Silverstone [Pic credit: Force India]
Adrian Sutil [Pic credit: Force India]

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