Yeongam : Adrian Sutil likes to take risks when on F1 circuits and the Force India driver does not regret taking one which did not pay off during the Korean Grand Prix, last week.
Despite wet conditions, Sutil brought intermediate tyres early in the race but without any success, and brake problems added to his woes as he struggled to keep his car on the
He eventually failed to finish Sunday`s race, marred by rain, and ended up getting a five-place grid penalty for an accident with Kamui Kobayashi
The German driver, though, says he likes to take risks.
"It was a bit of a gamble. I saw a drier line ? it was not dry, but there was no standing water. And I thought, especially in the high speed corners, it would probably be better on an intermediate tyre.
"It was a little bit better, but warm-up was difficult. I lost out on my first lap, compared to the extreme wets of the other cars, so probably two laps later would have been the right time. But I risked it. You have to risk to win in the end, but it didn`t work out so well! And then it was just up and down," Sutil said in hindsight.
Talking about the circuit, which hosted the country`s first ever F1 race, Sutil said, "Yes, it`s a great circuit. It was nice to drive, and I enjoyed it. In the wet we were quite strong, we had a good car. You could see that from our performance, especially with Tonio."
Sutil`s teammate Vitantonio Liuzzi finsihed sixth, his best result of the seaosn, but the German was troubled by brakes of his car.
"It was just very hard to brake with the car and it just seemed to lock up everywhere. So I was not confident with the brakes. Sometimes I tried to brake later, like I am used to.
"It`s my strong side in a race. One lap it worked, next one I locked the front, sometimes the rear, I just didn`t know what to expect. That`s why I was getting in front of people,
then I lost it again. It was fun, but in the end you get a bit frustrated at always passing the same guys again," he said.
Talking about the accident with Kobayashi on lap 47, which ultimately ended his race, he said, "I tried inside Kobayashi, and I lost the car on the brakes again, on the wetter side of the circuit. It was a shame. I damaged my front suspension. He could go on. He has a strong car, as we`ve seen in a few races already! So at least he could finish. It was my
Sutil is hoping to return among pits in the next race at Interlagos on November 7, the penultimate race of the season.
"It`s a cool circuit, and hopefully it will suit us Points are the clear goal. You can overtake them ? it`s not easy, but you can. There`s a long straight, and you can try it. I was out on the first lap last year, but I`ve finished in the past, so it`s not an unlucky circuit for me," he said.