Sutil delighted with second row slot

Adrian Sutil was delighted with his qualifying performance in Malaysia after securing fourth place on the grid ahead of tomorrow's race

Sutil delighted with second row slot

"It was a great qualifying again for us," said the Force India driver after his best performance of the season so far.

"As I expected it rained at 4pm, I said that yesterday I think! It was challenging and the conditions changed a lot over the sessions. Sometimes it was a lot of rain, sometimes half wet, half dry so it was very important to choose the right tyres.

"I think we did a great job in those conditions and every session we did the optimum. I am so happy to be in this position now. It's a great achievement and my team really deserved it.

"They did a fantastic job: being there on the right time on the right tyre was very important. My time in the end was good for P4: a great job all round," added Sutil.

The German finished ahead of team-mate Tonio Liuzzi, who will start from 10th, completing a strong day for the Silverstone-based squad.

"We can be happy about getting through to Q3 as this was our target for this weekend," he said. "It was a good qualifying, Q3 started very wet, very similar to Brazil last year, and then it dried up very quickly at the end.

"I had a problem on the last lap with a locking front brake and lost the last run but that's how it is in these conditions: you have to get the right spot at the right time.

"Tomorrow will be a tough race from where we are. We have a lot of quick cars around us but as we've seen today we are strong in all conditions. I'm looking forward to it."

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