Nick Heidfeld’s race was abruptly halted after Force india’s Adrian Sutil caused an avoidable accident in the Singapore Grand Prix. The BMW driver reacted angrily by dubbing his fellow German ‘completely stupid’.
The incident occurred as Sutil unsuccessfully attempted to overtake the Jaime Alguersuari’s Toro Rosso. After backing out of the passing move and spinning to avoid collecting the Spaniard, Sutil obviously didn’t look for oncoming cars as he attempted to power out of his spin and rejoin the fray, resulting in the collision that put both drivers out of the race and that ended Heidfeld’s record run of consecutive race finishes.
"I think it’s obvious, I thought he would stop – I moved to the left and he accelerated into my car," Heidfeld explained. "I still think it was completely stupid of Sutil; he kept going and went back onto the circuit without looking."
Amazingly, Heidfeld managed to see the lighter side of the situation when contemplating the action that should be taken against Sutil: "Maybe we’ll try to find him a brain!"
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