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Sutil shines in Australia for Force India

"I feel I had a car that could have finished seventh, but I was stuck behind some of the three-stoppers at the start of my second stint, and that cost me quite a lot of track position," di Resta added. "There are a lot of positives to take from the race, as well as some things that we can improve to make the car stronger, but we're in a good position heading to Malaysia."

Bob Fernley commended di Resta for being a team player when he could have opted to be more cut-throat toward Sutil near the end: "He probably could have passed Adrian in the closing laps, but he held station to ensure we brought home the strong team result."

Fernley went on to hail the "great team performance" in Melbourne, saying that the ten points that the two drivers had won between them confirmed the pace that the squad had shown all weekend.

"We said over the winter that we needed a strong start to the year, so hopefully we can build on this next week in Malaysia," he added.




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prof-x - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 12:45 PM

out of phase, but dominating Vettel in the early stages must mean a lot to someone with very little chance of a drive at the beginning of the year. Sponsors have to be happy, hope he keeps on it.

Bowz27 - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 3:40 PM

Brilliant drive by a man who hasnt raced since 2011. Leading 11 laps and even pulling away from Vettel slightly on older tyres. Some great defensive driving too. An impressive return, and surely its about time Force India realise what a waste it is keeping DiResta. Seriousy, Paul is the blind spot of F1. How does he keep getting work?



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