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Korean Grand Prix: Di Resta apologies for crash

Not that it was a much better day at the races for di Resta's team mate Adrian Sutil, who was caught out in the close quarters combat on turn 1, spun during a restart and damaged the rear of the Force India after colliding with Mark Webber, suffered a drive-thru penalty for speeding on pit lane and finally retired five laps from the finish of the race.

"I was quite unlucky on the first lap because after [Felipe] Massa spun everybody headed for the inside and somebody hit me on the side of my front wing," said the German. "The damage was not too bad but I still had to pit for a new one.

"As the race went on I was able to fight back quite well and after the safety car I was in P12 and not planning to pit again," he explained. "At the restart I lost the rear of the car under braking for turn three. I really don't know why because I was not braking late and the car just snapped.

"I hit Webber so I apologise for ending his race," he added. "It's a disappointing end to the race because I believe there was still a chance of a point."

“It was not the easiest day in the office for anyone at Sahara Force India and we leave Korea feeling disappointed," summed up Fernley. "After a tough race like that it's important we try and bounce back in Japan next week.”




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06.10.2013- Race: Adrian Sutil (GER), Sahara Force India F1 Team VJM06
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