Adrian Sutil expects Force India to maintain love affair with Italian Grand Prix

Updated: 03 September 2013 13:42 IST

Both Adrian Sutil and his teammate Paul di Resta have enjoyed racing at the Italian F1 circuit and say they will continue to be competitive in this weekend's Grand Prix.

Adrian Sutil expects Force India to maintain love affair with Italian Grand Prix

Sahara Force India's Adrian Sutil is confident of a strong performance in the Italian Grand Prix this weekend. Having picked up points from the previous race in Belgium, the German said the car is well suited to the track at Monza.

Sutil is coming from a ninth place finish at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps race track and expects even better results from the race this weekend.

"I had to fight very hard for those points and I think that was the maximum we could get from the race. The encouraging thing is that our pace was a bit better than the previous race and I was able to overtake," Sutil said. "The car is very efficient and we showed good top speed in Spa, so I expect the same this weekend."

The 30-year-old finished fourth - his best ever in F1 - in Monza in the 2009 season and said that he will hope to an encore.

"It's the track where I got my best result in Formula One in 2009 so historically it's one of our best tracks," Sutil said, adding that even teammate Paul di Resta has enjoyed racing here. (Also read: Force India signs James Colado as reserve driver)

Di Resta too is confident of a strong performance but admits that a few other teams seems to have caught up with Force India in terms of pace.

"I'd like to say we can be competitive, but we have to see how it is when we get there on Friday morning. I feel we've certainly solved some of the issues we had in Hungary, but it's also apparent that some teams have caught up with us, and I don't think we've got the advantage that we had before."

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