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Force India miss out in Q2

Adrian Sutil was a last-gasp casualty of the knock-out qualifying session in Spain, as Force India missed Q3 for the first time in 2010.

Adrian Sutil lost out in the traditional game of musical chairs as the second phase of qualifying came to a close at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.

With team-mate Tonio Liuzzi also missing the cut, Force India will not be represented in the top ten shoot-out for the first time in five races, although Sutil did his best to escape, moving up to tenth before a stellar last-gasp effort from Sauber's Kamui Kobayashi pushed him back down again. The Japanese driver wound up eight fastest, but Sauber still only had one car progressing to Q3 as team-mate Pedro de la Rosa had been the victim of Sutil's earlier gain.

Nico Hulkenberg had aspirations of making the cut, but a mistake on his final run cost him, and left him on the sidelines along with Renault's Vitaly Petrov and the two Toro Rosso cars of Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari.

Red Bull again set the pace courtesy of Mark Webber, with team-mate Sebastian Vettel second quickest ahead of a close battle between McLaren's Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, Ferrari's Fernando Alonso and Mercedes' Michael Schumacher.



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