Sutil finishes 8th in British GP

Adrian Sutil finished eighth as Force India added four points from British GP.

Last Updated: Jul 11, 2010, 21:00 PM IST

Silverstone: Adrian Sutil lost a dramatic duel with pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel in the final lap to finish eighth as Force India added four valuable points from the eventful British Grand here today.

His team mate Vitantonio Liuzzi also featured in a wheel-to-wheel duel with Ferrari`s Fernando Alonso before finishing 11th, just outside the point bracket.

Lone Indian Formula One driver Karun Chandhok came 19th, ahead of his Hispania teammate Sakon Yamamoto, whose was the last car to the chequered flag.
Starting 11th on the grid, Sutil rose to the fifth place before his only pit-stop and the German rejoined the race 14th.

From there, Sutil worked his way up to the seventh place after an eventful stint that saw him coming in contact with Pedro de la Rossa, sending some debris flying.

Vettel, whose race was compromised after an opening lap puncture following a tangle with eventual winner and Red Bull teammate Mark Webber, was all over his back and looked menacing but Sutil fought tooth and nail till he was pipped in the final lap.
While Sutil`s duel with Vettel was one of the highlights of today`s eventful race, Liuzzi also showed tremendous grit as he staved off Alonso`s challenge.

Liuzzi, who had qualified 15th but started 20th after copping a five-place penalty for deliberate obstruction in yesterday`s qualifying sessions, gave it everything but still finished just outside the top 10.

PTI