Sutil unimpressed by Vettel’s last lap lunge

Adrian Sutil has hit out at Sebastian Vettel, after the formers audacious move on the last lap.

The Force India had managed to keep his German counterpart behind throughout the closing stages of the race, only to lose out to the Red Bull driver on the final lap.

Despite this, Sutil still managed to bring more points to Force India by finishing eighth, with team-mate Tonio Liuzzi just out the scoring zone in eleventh.

Adrian Sutil – 8th: It was fun and quite an interesting race. We started on the hard tyre as we wanted to try a long stint at the start but it was not really possible as the tyres didn’t behave well at the beginning. I didn’t have enough grip on the car so we came in to do an early stop and go on the soft tyre, so really the opposite strategy to everyone else. It worked well although the last ten laps were tough. But we managed it and there were some really good fights with Schumacher and then Vettel. It was good racing and I defended my position well against Vettel until the final lap, but then he just seemed to drive into me and I lost the racing line and had to move over. Otherwise I don’t think he would have got past me. All the same eighth position was a good result in the end, it’s more points and it keeps that momentum going. I’m really looking forward to my home Grand Prix in Germany next.

Tonio Liuzzi – 11th: I really enjoyed the second part of the race. We need to understand what happened in the first part of the race as with the hard tyres we had unbelievable understeer. I couldn’t cope with the high speed corners and was really struggling to keep positions and a strong pace. We have to work it out as on the softer tyres we were performing very well and finished just a few hundredths from the points. Definitely without this issue we could have been in the points so we’ll look at it and understand. We also still have an issue with the speed in the race but it was a great race overall and I always pushed 100% as you never know what can happen at the end.

Dr Vijay Mallya, chairman and team principal – I’m really proud of both drivers here today – both demonstrated great racing acumen to keep positions. It also gave us some great television! In both situations – Adrian with Sebastian and Tonio with Fernando – it would have been very easy for them to buckle, but they really did us proud and so nearly produced another double points finish. The pace of the car is clearly there and with more updates scheduled for the next race we can be very optimistic for the second half of the season. Our next focus now has to be getting the whole weekend together on both cars, but in terms of finishes and results we are where we should be at this point in the season.