Sutil eyeing more points in Silverstone
New Delhi: High on confidence after registering his fifth consecutive finish in the points bracket, Force India driver Adrian Sutil said he is determined to make it six in a row for his team in the home race in
Silverstone on July 11.
After securing a disappointing 13th place in the qualifying in Valencia, Sutil drove a commendable race on the weekend to secure the sixth spot and earn Force India`s sixth finish among points out of the nine races in this season so far.
Sutil said he was eagerly looking forward to driving in the new circuit in Silverstone, which is billed as the home race for the Vijay Mallya-owned outfit.
"I`m sure when we go racing (in Silverstone) the clouds will come in like every year, and it will start to rain! Last year we were quite competitive there as well. But yes, this year we are much better and much more consistent. For sure we want to score a lot of points again," the German said of the team`s prospects in the Santander British Grand Prix on July 9.
"It`s nice to have a kind of new circuit on the calendar. Silverstone is a great circuit, and I`m always happy to go there. It shouldn`t be too bad for us," Sutil said of the revised circuit.
Sutil said the sixth place finish in Valencia was a great achievement considering Force India`s bad run in the qualifying session there.
"Yes, qualifying 13th was very disappointing. I knew the car was much better, and the pace we had in the race was really good. Sixth position I expected even in qualifying. Maybe it was a little bit of a lucky race, but we finished where we wanted to finish this weekend. In the end P6 was a fantastic result," he said.