An extra special day for Sutil and Force India
Force India Mercedes will start tomorrow's German Grand Prix from seventh position following an impressive performance from Adrian Sutil in qualifying.
The grid slot is the 26-year-old German's highest to date and marks
the Silverstone-based team's (under various owners) best starting position since Hungary 2002.
"Needless to say I am absolutely delighted with the team's performance today," said Team Principal Vijay Mallya. "We came to Germany hoping to get to Q2 and we got to Q3 thanks to a superb team performance and a stunning session from Adrian.
"To do so on his home soil will no doubt make it extra special for him. We are now in a good position for tomorrow's race and I hope we can finally get those much longed-for points."
Points are very much the target for Sutil who is 18th in the championship with a best result so far this year of ninth.
"I'm really happy, for sure one of F1's happiest guys today," Sutil stated. "We've worked really hard in the last months. Now we just have to score some points!"