Belgium

Last Race: 24th Aug Belgium

Belgium GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Daniel Ricciardo
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Valtteri Bottas

'Force India must seize opportunities'

Sunday 17th March 2013

Share:

'Force India must seize opportunities'

'Force India must seize opportunities'

Adrian Sutil has hailed Force India's performance in Australia, which saw the German lead the grand prix before finishing seventh.

Taking part in his first grand prix in more than 15 months, Sutil put in an impressive showing as he led the grand prix on two separate occasions.

However, his two-stop strategy cost him in the end as he was not able to compete against those on fresher rubber and fell to seventh place.

But despite falling off the pace, the 30-year-old reckons Sunday's performance was a timely reminder for Force India about what is possible.

"It was good to see, and important to send a message to the team to wake up again to know why we are here. You never know when there is an opportunity, but we need to be ready for it," he told the BBC.

"I was just concentrating and knew it would be difficult. On the soft tyre it was hard, because I lost so much performance, then the pace came back again at the end.

"It's good for me to see that I'm still fast and that I'm an F1 driver again. You never expect to be in first [place] after 10-15 laps after a break from the sport."

Related Links
Kimi Two-Stops His Way To Aussie Win
The Australian GP In Pictures

It's Go, Go, Go In Belgium

Editor's Picks

Team-Mate Wars: Belgian GP

Team-Mate Wars: Belgian GP

Lewis, Daniel and Jenson extended their considerable leads in TMW, but for once Fernando let one slip...

Winners and Losers: Spa

Winners and Losers: Spa

Daniel Ricciardo made it two on the trot thanks to Nico Rosberg's one-man campaign at wrecking Mercedes' challenge...

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stand-Out Moments In 2014

Stuff the critics, Andrew Davies thinks this has been an outstanding year of F1 and delivers his 10 magnificent moments...

What Will Alonso Do Next?

What Will Alonso Do Next?

Fernando Alonso is well known for his love of magic, but he needs to pull a rabbit out of a hat very quickly...

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

PlanetF1 Fantasy League

The season may be underway but you can still enter the PlanetF1 Fantasy League and win prizes on a race-by-race basis...