The Force India team has issued a direct reply to this article I posted that contained a direct quote from Adrian Sutil!

Adrian was asked how he felt about having to temporarily relinquish his seat to the team’s test driver, Paul di Resta, for yesterday’s opening practice session.

Sutil replied: "No, not happy, but it’s the team’s decision.”

The Force India team has read our article, and issued a direct reply via our Twitter page and stressed that this was “probably some miscommunication”.

In his first of several scheduled Friday outings this season, Di Resta will alternate between replacing Sutil and his team-mate Vitantonio Liuzzi in selected Friday free practice sessions.

In his maiden outing, the Scot applied himself very well to land up 11th overall on the timesheets with a fastest time just 0.4s off Liuzzi’s best.

The team’s tweeting to us went as follows:


and this:


And we completely agree with both sentiments. I think Adrian’s comments stemmed more from being kept away from the cockpit – and no driver wants that! – and we have every reason to believe that Adrian and Paul have an excellent working relationship. Any inference to the opposite was made with tongue very much firmly planted in cheek.

However, we’re delighted that Force India took the time to look at our site and read one of our posts!

Any chance of an interview at some stage, boys?

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.