Force India driver Adrian Sutil said on Saturday that it was a shame to begin the Belgian Grand Prix from the 15th position on the grid, after a strong practice session at the Spa circuit.
Sutil felt that he made mistakes in the second and third qualifying session and it costed him heavily, especially after a decent 1st practice session. "In Q2 I made a little mistake on the exit of Eau Rouge. I ran a bit wide, touched the kerb and the rear of the car went away from me and sent me into the barrier. It was not a very big impact, but it damaged the front and left side of my car," he said. His team-mate- Paul-di-Resta fared worse and finished 18th in the session.
Di Resta said the team had a plan in place but the final outcome was far from it. "Starting P18 is not what I had in mind for my first Belgian Grand Prix. We chose to go out at the start of Q1 and sat out the middle part so that we could make the most of the track conditions at the end of the session. Unfortunately it started raining again and I got caught out," he said.
Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull will begin Sundays race from the pole position.