Force India celebrates 100th GP with double points

Jun 10, 2013 11:21 IST

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Sahara Force India celebrated its 100th race in style, scoring seven points with Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil finishing in seventh and 10th places respectively at the Canadian Grand Prix here.

Starting 17th on the grid, Di Resta drove a magnificent race and climbed to seventh position which he managed to maintain to pocket six points at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve yesterday.

His team-mate Sutil, who started eight, was lucky to get away with a spin in Turn 2 early on while fighting Valtteri Bottas of Williams for sixth and lost his chance of finishing eighth when he was given a drive-through penalty for ignoring blue flags for the Lewis Hamilton/Fernando Alonso fight.

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won the Canadian Grand Prix for the first time to claim the 29th victory of his record-breaking career.

Force India had a good race once again. AP

Force India had a good race once again. AP

Starting from the pole position, the defending triple world champion finished 14.408 seconds clear ahead of second-placed Fernando Alonso of Ferrari who fought from sixth spot on the grid to finish on the podium.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton finished third, while Australian Mark Webber came fourth in the second Red Bull ahead of Monaco winner Nico Rosberg of Mercedes.

Jean-Eric Vergne of Toro Rosso came up with his best-ever sixth place finish ahead of Force India's Di Resta.

Sutil finished 10th in the second Sahara Force India car behind Felipe Massa of Ferrari and Lotus's Kimi Raikkonen.

Di Resta, expectedly, was over the moon to finish seventh after starting as low as 17th on the grid.

"To finish the race in seventh having started 17th is a great result and a top job by the team," he said.

PTI

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