June.26 – The German Adrian Sutil was delighted to take points away from Valencia, success the top ten for the third time so far this season. The Force India driver took full benefit of his ninth place starting position, holding off Lotus Renault GP driver Nick Heidfeld who applied pressure throughout the 57-lap race.
“To finish ninth feels great and I’m pleased that we’ve managed to get the maximum from the car through the whole weekend,” Sutil commented. “I made a good start: jumping ahead of Heidfeld and was then able to keep up with Schumacher in the first stint. I pushed hard but there was no opportunity to get by him. In the middle of the race I had some clear track, good race pace and we were up to P8. After the final stop, I came out behind Alguersuari, who was doing a two-stop race. I tried all I could to overtake him, but the DRS zone did not make overtaking very easy and I had to settle for P9.
“The car felt really nice to drive today and I’m really happy for the whole team with this result.”
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