• Force India news

Order won't change in Spain - Sutil

ESPNF1 Staff
April 26, 2010 « Lotus bringing big improvements to Spain | »
Adrian Sutil does not see the order at the front changing in Barcelona © Sutton Images

Force India driver Adrian Sutil is not expecting the order at the front of the field to change at the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix.

The first race of the European season traditionally sees teams bring major updates to their cars and this year there is considerable hype surrounding Michael Schumacher's Mercedes. However, Sutil, who has qualified inside the top ten at every race this season, is not expecting any team to make a significant gain over the others.

"We've got a few bits, but the car will be very good there I think, and the top 10 will be very similar to what we've seen in the last few races," he told Force India's website. "Nobody will be finding half a second in their car, because right now it's really hard to improve the cars. Everybody is at a point where it's hard to find every single tenth."

He predicts that Red Bull is likely to maintain its early-season performance advantage at the sweeping Circuit de Catalunya.

"There you just need downforce, so I think it's a Red Bull circuit again," Sutil said. "You gave a long straight, but if you have a quick car through the corners, it's definitely a better way."

Despite his strong qualifying performances, Sutil has only scored points on one occasion this year in Malaysia. But he insists he only has regrets over the Australian Grand Prix, where he retired from second place with an engine problem.

"Probably Melbourne was a big chance," he said. "Bahrain, I'm not sure, I started 10th and maybe I could have finished eighth [without the early accident]. But it didn't happen. The only big chance we missed I think was Melbourne."