Sutil eyes 6th spot for Force India, top 10 finish for self

Updated: Mar 19, 2011, 21:45 PM IST

Mumbai: Force India driver Adrian Sutil
On Saturday said he was eyeing a top 10 finish for himslef and a top
six finish for the team in the upcoming Formula 1 season which
begins in Melbourne on March 27.

"We had a good season last year. I want to improve
myself. Individually, I would like to finish in the top 10 and
as a team at least in the sixth position. Its not easy but
what is easy in life," he told reporters on the sidelines of
an event here.

"Last year we tried our best to end in the sixth
position, but missed out by just one point. We were unlucky of
course. We had a strong beginning but towards the end began to
have problems. This year we want to be more consistent," added
the German, who is into his fifth season with the
Silverstone-based Force India outfit.

Sutil, flanked by team-mates Paul Di Resta and Nico
Hulkenberg, said the team`s car, though, needed some
improvement going into the 2011-12 season.

"We had a new system in the car and that made a
difference also. We had new tyres as well. The general
baseline is good. We don`t have too much general under fuel or
over fuel problems. We need to concentrate on the downforce
area. We need to work on it a little bit," he said.

"We have a partnership with McLaren and engines from
Mercedes. That`s a good combination," he added.

To a query on the new turbo engine rules (that pave the
way for small four-cylinder engines) to be implemented from
2013, Sutil said, "Every year, we have new rules. Sometimes
you think as a driver there are too many. All engines are
going green. So, we have to look after our planet as well. The
cars will still be fast."

PTI