It's just been an unlucky season: Sutil

Updated: 03 October 2008 12:39 IST

Adrian Sutil can't stop cursing his misfortune and is keeping his fingers crossed for the luckless streak to end at next week's Japanese Grand Prix.

It's just been an unlucky season: Sutil

Singapore:

Knocked out of the Singapore Grand Prix due to a nasty crash, Force India driver Adrian Sutil can't stop cursing his misfortune and is keeping his fingers crossed for the luckless streak to end at next week's Japanese Grand Prix.

Sutil crashed out of Singapore Grand Prix while avoiding the spun Ferrari of Felipe Massa but he still feels it was a good race.

"It's just been an unlucky season! It was a good race. The race pace was good, better than in qualifying, and I didn't make any mistakes. It was a really good race from my side," Sutil said.

"Singapore was a really good event, a very nice circuit for everybody. It was a really good atmosphere. It's one of the best race weekends of the year," he added.

Force India's next stop is Fuji, where Sutil finished eighth in the rain last year and the German says he is looking forward to the race.

"I'm happy to go to Japan, I like it over there, and the circuit I know very well. I was very lucky at this track, so hopefully that luck comes back.

"I got a point last year. I feel a little bit at home there, I lived there one year, and it's always nice to come back and see friends. And Mount Fuji is a place of silence and peace for me!" Sutil said.

Sutil, who ran from the 19th position, missed a chance to refuel when the pit exit closed after Nelson Piquet's crash.

He came in again with the rest of the queue when the pits finally opened but as he came down to the pit lane, he found Felipe Massa pulling out with the fuel hose attached to his car, which blocked Sutil's way.

"At the first pit stop I had a fight again with Massa! He just pulled out of the pitlane from his pits, and nearly hit me. I had to brake, and he was carrying all the fuel rig in front of me. I thought, what is he doing!," said Sutil.

"There was still fuel coming out in front of my car. Then he nearly stopped in my pit, so I lost three or four seconds with this," he added.

However, as soon as Sutil came out of the controversial pit exit he found himself suddenly battling for position with some big names at 11th place but few laps later it was again Massa who spoilt his broth.

"Massa spun and he suddenly pulled away as I was coming, and I had no chance. When I was braking I saw him, and he was slowly pulling away like on a Sunday drive! If he hadn't moved I would have gone to the inside. There were two possibilities, crashing into his car or into the wall...," said the German.



Topics : Formula 1 Adrian Sutil
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