Sutil remains positive despite bad luck

Sahara Force India F1 Team

20 May 2013 by TF1T Staff

Adrian Sutil is confident he'll be standing on the podium this season despite a run of bad luck which has seen him fail to score in the last four races.

The German made his return to the sport with Force India this year and immediately impressed in Australia with 7th, but hasn't finished in the top ten since, unlike team-mate Paul di Resta who has amassed 26 points with all but one race outside of the points.

Nonetheless, Sutil is confident the results will come and says the majority of his troubles have been down to external factors.

"Despite everything that has happened during the last four races, I remain positive," he said on Monday. "Most of the things that happened were out of my control, but still I believe we can improve certain things to avoid mistakes in the future.

"We as a team have to stay confident and work on solving these small problems. The car is fast and if we have a perfect weekend, which is our aim all the time, I’m sure the podium will come soon."

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Sutil is hoping for a clean weekend in Monaco where he hopes he can show his and the cars full potential.

"Wherever we have gone so far the car has looked competitive – and that includes some very different tracks. It’s a good sign for the rest of the season.

"Of course, Monaco will be the first real street circuit, but I think we will be quick there. The car is very strong in the front with a very neutral balance so it’s very driveable.

"It’s a special place for sure. I’ve always liked street races and Monaco is the best street circuit of them all. There’s no room for even the smallest mistake and that’s why it’s different to other tracks. You have to give the walls so much respect and build up your speed. More than anything it’s a test of your mental strength because you keep your concentration for nearly two hours during the race."