Strong race from Force India

 The Force India Formula One Team drivers performed well in the challenging conditions, with Adrian Sutil finishing 13th and Giancarlo Fisichella in 17th positions.

Sutil had a good start to move up two places from on his starting position until a spin on lap seven put him back to the rear of the field. Undeterred, Sutil bettered his times every lap and had graduated to 17th by his first stop on lap 17. A close battle with Jenson Button of Honda then ensued as Sutil made up 16 seconds in 12 laps until the heavy rain fell in the closing laps. With just three laps to go Sutil elected to stay on the dry tyres to collect 13th position at the flag fall.

Fisichella's race was compromised on the first lap when Kazuki Nakajima spun in front of him. With nowhere to go, Fisichella crashed into the side of the Japanese, losing his front wing and limping back to the pits for a nose change. On rejoining he came out just in front of the leaders and was subject to blue flags thereon in. The Italian pushed hard to close the gap to the pack and took full advantage of the wet conditions. As one of the first to pit for wet tyres, he regained one of his lost laps and came home in 17th position.

Adrian Sutil"It was a strong race for us, with a good performance.  We had quite a lot of fights on the circuit and lots of overtaking. I caught up with Button and was right behind him, but then there was the rain in the last laps. As there were just a couple of laps left and we were quite quick on the wet conditions with dry tyres, we stayed out and I could pass him and some other guys. I am quite happy with this race."

Giancarlo Fisichella"Unfortunately Nakajima spun and came across in front of my car and I broke the front wing and damaged the car quite a lot. Coming back to the pits I lost a lot of time as I had no front wing and punctured tyres. Unfortunately when I went out of the pitlane I was just in front of the leaders and then had blue flags at least 40 times! Towards the end of the race, looking at the weather I called the box and said I wanted to put on the rain tyres. It was the right choice but there were just two or three laps left and it would have been nice to have those conditions earlier, but I think considering the start the end result was not too bad."

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