FORCE INDIAS SUTIL ENDS 9TH, RESTA 14TH

FPJ BureauUpdated: Sunday, June 02, 2019, 08:30 AM IST
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Adrian Sutil matched his second best performance of the season by finishing ninth in the European Grand Prix, earning two points for Force India, while Paul di Resta ended up outside the points bracket with 14th position, here on Sunday. Sutil, who started 10th on the grid, had managed the same position in the seasonopening Australian Grand Prix as well. His best performance of the season has been in Monaco GP last month. Resta, who started in P12, kept himself in points contention till lap number 47 in the 57- lap race but dropped back after the third and final pit stop.

Resta has not scored now for the sixth consecutive race.

Red Bulls Sebastian Vettel won the race from pole position and was followed by Ferraris Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber, who started third on the grid. Indias Narain Karthikeyan, who drives for Hispania, was last in the 24th position after starting in the same position on the grid. Both Sutil and di Resta gained a place each in the opening lap itself by overtaking the two Renault drivers to make a strong start.

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