Force India enjoy double treat at Canadian GP
Force India celebrated its 100th race in style, scoring seven points with Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil finishing in seventh and 10th places respectively at the Canadian Grand Prix. Starting 17th on the grid, Di Resta drove a magnificent race and climbed to seventh position which he managed to maintain to pocket six points at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.
His team-mate Sutil, who started eight, was lucky to get away with a spin in Turn 2 early on while fighting Valtteri Bottas of Williams for sixth and lost his chance of finishing eighth when he was given a drive-through penalty for ignoring blue flags for the Lewis Hamilton/Fernando Alonso fight. Di Resta, expectedly, was over the moon to finish seventh after starting as low as 17th on the grid.
‘To finish the race in seventh having started 17th is a great result and a top job by the team,’ he said. I didn’t manage to get any long run data on Friday so it feels extra sweet to make this one-stop strategy work with a very long stint on the mediums.’