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2013 Monaco Grand Prix, Race Report

2013 Monaco Grand Prix, Race Report
26 May 2013

Sahara Force India secured 12 points today as Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta raced to fifth and ninth places respectively on the streets of Monaco.


P5        Adrian Sutil      VJM06-03

Tyre strategy: Used super-soft, new soft, used super-soft

Adrian: “Fifth place feels fantastic. It’s just the result we needed and I’m very happy right now. The car felt very good and we made the most of the chances that came our way. It was difficult to move forward in the first half of the race when I was stuck in the train of cars, but the red flag opened up some more opportunities. It meant that everybody was on the same sprint strategy until the end of the race. I noticed that the hairpin was an area where there was a chance to overtake so I tried it with Jenson and it worked. Then I did the same with Fernando and it worked once again. So I think I showed that overtaking is possible in Monaco. The team did an excellent job all weekend and we definitely deserved this result today.”


P9        Paul Di Resta   VJM06-04

Tyre strategy: New super-soft, new soft, new super-soft

Paul: “Given where we started we went with an aggressive strategy and it probably would have paid off without the safety cars. The pace was strong, but I was stuck behind lots of traffic in the early part of the race. I managed to pass a few cars going into turn one, but towards the end of the race the cars were more bunched up and it was not so easy. I was stuck behind Vergne after the restart and I had one good chance to overtake, but he defended very well. Fortunately with the cars ahead battling and making contact I made up some positions and scored a couple of points. So after the disappointment of yesterday, the boys did a great job and it’s good to continue my run of finishes in the points.”


Dr Vijay Mallya, Team Principal & Managing Director

“A very eventful Monaco Grand Prix and I am delighted to see both Sahara Force Indias come home safely in the points. With Adrian’s fifth place and ninth place for Paul, we have added 12 points to our tally and strengthened our hold on fifth position in the championship. Adrian’s drive was superb as he showed great speed and patience all afternoon. He waited for the right opportunities and made the most of them. I think everybody enjoyed his two overtaking moves at the hairpin on two former world champions. It’s our best result in Monaco and very well deserved by the entire team. Paul was also superb, showing his overtaking skills into turn one, and recovering from P17 on the grid to score two points. I congratulate the whole team on another strong weekend and hope that we can deliver more of the same in Canada in a couple of weeks’ time.”

Latest Comment

Hearty congratulations to the team... Fantastic race.. really proud of SFI..!! Well done Sutil!!

Killer I 04:30 PM on May 28, 2013

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssss well done boys bring on canada FEEL THE FORCE.

Steven Brand 01:18 AM on May 28, 2013

Good to see the Sahara Force IND team in the place they did, was a delight to watch SFI overtake 2 Ferrari's in the race, how often you see that happening? Also good to note Di Resta come to finish the race from his 17th position.Sutil's race was fawless and always piled up pressure on the ones ahead of him. Consistency is the guys, go for it. Do well make INDIANS proud

Vineeth Kumar 06:33 PM on May 27, 2013

Excellent performance from everyone guys! I think today we showed that overtaking is quite possible in Monaco!

Ethan 06:11 PM on May 27, 2013

A perfect result for S.F.I...restart helped the team. hats off to both the drivers for their amazing job . hulkenberg will be cursing him why he left the team with such good race-pace.

Shikhar 12:22 AM on May 27, 2013

i am so happy today with the pace of both the drivers. both the driver did there job very very well in the race. thnks to dr. vijay Malya for very wonderful and strong team......each year the performance of the team is going up......thats the gr8 thing.

Abhy Salaria 11:16 PM on May 26, 2013

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