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Sutil, di Resta: Strong result would be special

Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta both aim to chase a 'special result' during this weekend's inaugural Indian GP in front of Force India's home fans
Force India pair Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta are clearly feeling the spirit of this weekend's Indian GP and what it represents for their team as the pair head into the weekend confident of achieving a 'special result'.

Force India have scored points on seven of the previous nine races in the championship, leaving the team in a strong sixth in the constructors championship ahead of Sauber and Toro Rosso.

Heading to the new Buddh International Circuit, Sutil said he was dreaming of a podium finish in the first Indian race altough he admitted it wasn't a realistic goal to aim for.

“I've been with this team since the beginning and seen the progress we have made together, so it's a proud moment to be starting the Indian Grand Prix with the only Indian team," he said. "I think based on our recent performances we go to Delhi believing we can score points, and we need to do that to strengthen our position in the championship.

"We can dream of a podium, but we also have to be realistic. There should be massive support for the team and it would be the icing on the cake if we can give everybody a special result to celebrate."

Young Scot and rookie di Resta shares much of the same view as his team-mate as he prepares for the event.

“Obviously this is a massive race for us in a very special place," he said. "It's the first race for India, taking Formula One to a new culture, and a great opportunity for us to put on a great show for the fans. When you consider what Dr. Mallya has already done by creating an Indian team, this is the next step to really put Formula One on the map in India.

"Obviously each race is important because the same number of points are on offer, but there's no offer, but there's no denying that a strong result in the team's home race would feel special for all of us."


by Simon Evans



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