Redemption for Liuzzi in Canada

Tonio Liuzzi was delighted after a superb effort in qualifying saw both Force India cars qualify in the top ten.

The Italian driver had struggled in Turkey, however with a change of chassis and a raft of new update, he managed to qualify in a strong sixth place.

Team-mate Adrian Sutil was ninth and stated that he was happy with his car’s set-up, but could not get the adequate temperature into his tyres.

Adrian Sutil – 9th:It was a good result to be in Q3 again, the fifth time this season and the fourth in a row. In general the car was good and behaved well, but we just couldn’t get the best out of the tyres on the last run. I had a little problem getting the temperature in the front tyres and the car felt a bit more understeery, but we can be happy with the lap in the end and P9 is a good starting position for tomorrow. The race will be tough and for sure it will be hard to make the tyres last over the distance, but we’ll give it our best and look to convert the performance into points tomorrow. As a team it’s looking pretty good right now, Q3 for both cars and hopefully another double points finish in the race.

Tonio Liuzzi – 6th:It’s good to be back in business after Turkey! We understood a lot of things from there and also Monaco and pushed really hard to make things better. We changed the chassis and brought some new updates that we tested on Friday and then this morning and, so far, everything is great. P6 is a good position to be in, but it won’t be easy tomorrow as the tyre wear will be high and I think it will make for a really crazy race. This circuit seems to suit us well, with our aero package and set-up, and we’ve seen a big step forward. It’s a great team effort and if Adrian and I can both finish in the points tomorrow it would make a brilliant reward for the hard work we’ve done over the past few weeks.

Dr Vijay Mallya, chairman and team principal:I am delighted with this result and so happy to see Tonio back to his best again. We believed in him and wanted to give him the support he needed to realise the potential we knew was in there. He’s justified this belief today with a gritty performance. Adrian likewise had a strong session to put both Force Indias into the top ten. As we all know it’s tomorrow that counts and Canada has a reputation as an unpredictable race so we have now got to refocus on converting this performance into a strong points haul, which I believe, should be very achievable.