Sutil happy with the new tyres

By on Saturday, July 6, 2013

Force India’s Adrian Sutil has no complains about Pirelli’s tyre choice for the German Grand Prix as his car showed a similar performance level yesterday compared to the last few races.

He ran 50 laps across the first two practice sessions at Nurburgring and set the fourth and eleventh fastest time.

“New medium compound was consistent and the soft tyre was good for one lap, so it’s a very good qualifying tyre. It’s gonna be interesting for the race, a good combination. The car is very similar to the races before. It’s pretty much the same car as in Silverstone, no updates.”

“We don’t do anything different [this weekend]. Now we are not allowed to change camber and there are limitations but we have no problems with these tyres. The other teams are struggling more on it. We just have to cope with the new construction of the tyre. It last very well today.”

Adrian Sutil is one of the three drivers who are not members of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association (GPDA). The German driver explained that won’t stop him to make any decision about racing or not racing if his safety will be in danger.

“I came quite late into Formula One this year so I haven’t set my mind to be a member or not. I don’t need to be a GPDA member to decide if I drive or not. It’s my decision to be here in Formula One, no one is pushing me to that, so I decide if I’ll drive qualifying tomorrow or not. It’s that simple.”

Speaking about his chances of scoring a podium finish anytime soon the Force India driver says we can expect everything. “I’m working hard for it, this is my goal and I try to achieve it. It’s probably more difficult than expected. Almost the 100th Grand Prix and haven’t been on the podium. Always close but not enough so I have to push on.”

“The car is quite good, the best car from Force India and the best season we’ve had. It’s all on the way, we’re getting better and who says that Force India will never be world champion? Why not?”


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