Adrian Sutil will head into qualifying confident that a top ten spot may be within reach after a strong display on Friday in Singapore. The German was ninth quickest overall this evening and believes he can replicate that tomorrow although he concedes that there is still work to do on the Force India VJM06’s race pace.
“It’s encouraging to be back in the top ten and if we can do a similar run tomorrow with the super-soft tyres I think we can aim for the top ten in qualifying. The main thing we need to work on tonight is our performance on the medium tyre because I was more comfortable on the super-softs.”
Teammate Paul Di Resta was six tenths down on Sutil in thirteenth but remains hopeful of producing another special Singapore performance.
“We made good progress between the sessions and we certainly look quite competitive over the long runs. So I’d say that compared to previous years things are looking positive because we seem to be getting the car in a similar zone to last year, where it worked well. Some more gains overnight would be welcome so we will focus on some of the finer details to try and keep moving forward.”