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'There's more to come' promises di Resta after 7th in Spain

The massively extended pit stop dropped Sutil down from eighth position to dead last, and he spent the rest of the afternoon in Barcelona slogging away trying to turn the lead he'd been handed into some sort of race gold. "It was a case of pushing as much as possible because you never know what can happen," he said.

Unfortunately there was no opportunity to come back from the deficit as an absence of any incidents or safety cars left him with too much ground to make up. He ended up in 13th place, a lap off the leaders but ahead of both Williams and Marussia cars as well as Sauber's Nico Hülkenberg and the surviving Caterham of Charles Pic.

"It's extremely disappointing to come away empty handed from this race because we were so quick today," said Sutil. "It's frustrating, but you have to accept these things. Hopefully it will not happen again."

"His race pace was very impressive once again and he would surely have scored well today," said Fernley of Sutil's endeavours. "As a team we will focus on the positives and head to Monaco confident that we can deliver a similar level of performance and get both cars in the points."



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deathraceking - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 9:06 PM

I really don't get the hate levelled at PdR. Good luck to him, showing he is a solid points scoring driver. Maybe not world champion material, but deserves where he is and maybe a season in the top flight might fall his way.

Terminator - Unregistered

May 13, 2013 12:30 PM

I really feel for Sutil. The guy has just no luck at all. Malaysia - pit stop wheel nut issue. DNF China - unfortunate victim of Gutierrez missing his braking. DNF. Bahrain - collision with Massa damages car, forces pitstop, costs him 1 minute. Spain - pitstop issue, again lots of time lost, too far behind afterwards. None of this was Sutil's fault. He deserves 30-40 points, instead is stuck with only 6. Hope it evens out for him later.



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