Sutil delighted to qualify eighth at home circuit

Adrian Sutil was delighted with a qualifying performance which saw him seal eighth on the grid and beat team-mate Paul di Resta for only the third time this season

Sutil delighted to qualify eighth at home circuit

Sutil, who has qualified inside the top ten on only one other occasion thus far this season, hailed his confidence in the car and the circuit as registered 'pretty much perfect' laps in Q2 and Q3.

"Another strong strong qualifying performance for us and it's great to be starting my home race from P8," Sutil enthused.

"My laps in Q2 and Q3 were pretty much perfect and I feel I got the maximum from the car. I feel confident in the car and I really like this circuit.

"I'm excited about the race tomorrow and really looking forward to it...we just have to wait and see what happens with the weather."

Sutil's team-mate di Resta ended qualifying in 12th position, with the Scot conceding that overnight changes may have caused him to lose ground.

Di Resta did however reveal that his set-up had a race-orientated bias - something he hopes may help his cause tomorrow.

"I seem to have lost some ground to Adrian compared to yesterday so perhaps one of the directions we took overnight hasn't quite worked out," he explained.

"I couldn't really get the tyres to work when it mattered and I was struggling with a lack of grip in both Q1 and Q2. We need to analyse that and hopefully try and improve for tomorrow.

"I still hope we can fight for points because our long run pace has looked quite strong. Also my set-up is more race-orientated, which will hopefully play into our hands."

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