• European Grand Prix

Sutil hails 'amazing result'

ESPNF1 Staff
June 27, 2010 « Nine drivers hit with five-second penalties | »
Adrian Sutil was delighted with sixth place © Sutton Images

Adrian Sutil said it was a 'pretty amazing' result for his Force India team after he finished sixth in Sunday's European Grand Prix.

Sutil, who qualified 13th, benefitted from the safety car period following Mark Webber's crash to peel into the pits at just the right time.

"It was an interesting race for me and a very good result in the end: from 13th to sixth, it's pretty amazing for us, one of the best races so far this season," said Sutil. "We made the call to come into the pits at the right time - when the safety car went out I was in the last sector and could go in the pits straight away and then moved up the order when the front guys came in. Then I could pass Buemi on track and in the end it was sixth position.

"I think we did everything right today and it's a very positive result for the team to keep the points coming in."

Team boss Vijay Mallya said he thought the result was a true reflection of where Force India currently lies in the F1 pecking order.

"We've come away from the weekend with some more points and I think sixth is a good reflection on where we are right now in the field."