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Force India resolves wheel nut issue

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Force India's wheel nut problem in Spain was not a repeat of its Malaysia issues © Sutton Images
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Adrian Sutil has confirmed Force India has resolved the wheel nut problem which ruined his Spanish Grand Prix.

One of Sutil's pit stops in Barcelona cost him 55 seconds due to a cross-threaded wheel nut, leaving him scoreless since the first race of the season in Australia. However, Sutil said it was not a repeat of the problem that Force India suffered in Malaysia earlier this season and that he felt something could be learned from all of the problems he has suffered in recent races.

"There's no good luck and no bad luck for me, it's just certain things happen and you just have to get behind it and see where the problem is," Sutil said. "Many problems we've had - small - but they turned out to be absolutely important for the race.

"It was a little wheel nut in Barcelona which was a problem and caused a pit stop which was almost a minute long and the race is over, no question. It was very impressive how quick the car was again, the race speed was very good and the pace, so it's good to know the car is fast and the package is fast.

"It's like the little pieces of the puzzle that we have to put together. The most important thing was the problem that we had, we solved it. It was a different problem to Malaysia and it's just a question of time that I will have my results. I will not give up, I will fight hard for it and try to also be clever and make a good result very soon."