Happy to earn a point in Singapore: Sutil

Singapore, Sep 23 (IANS) Force India driver Adrian Sutil said he was happy to come away with a single point after a tough Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit here.

"It was a tough race and exhausting in the end. So it feels great to come away with a point and it's a small motivation for the whole team. In the closing laps of the race I was catching the train of cars in front of me. I thought I had a chance to get ahead of at least one of them but as soon as I reached the back of the train my tyres went off," said Sutil, who finished 10th in his VJM06 Sunday night.

"We were all struggling with tyres and I couldn't attack anymore because it felt like driving on ice. So I'm happy to take the point and it's well deserved by the whole team," added the German, who had started from 15th place.

Sutil's teammate Paul di Resta was 10th when he crashed his car on the 54th lap of the 61-lap race.

"It's such a shame to come away with nothing to show from a race where we had put ourselves in a position to score some valuable points. The management of the tyres was good and the overall performance in race conditions was very strong. Then I had the incident at Turn 7. I'm still not sure what happened but I took the corner the same way as I had done the previous lap and the car went straight on and wouldn't stop. The team is investigating what happened," said the Briton.


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