Adrian Sutil (car 14, VJM03/03):
Tonio Liuzzi (car 15, VJM03/04):
14 November 2010 – The Force India F1 Team has finished the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship on a high by securing its best-ever finish in the constructors’ championship. The team finishes the season with 68 points and seventh in the series after an incredible season that saw it clinch 15 points scoring finishes, nine Q3 slots and three double top ten finishes.
Adrian Sutil (car 14)
Not such an exciting race for me today as I was driving alone for a lot of the time and then had a late stop as we tried to make up some positions. I came out side by side to Rubens and lost a position, falling into 13th. It wouldn’t have made any difference as we needed points today and unfortunately we couldn’t get them. It was a good effort from the team and we tried our best, just the safety car period at the start was unlucky for us. But thank you to the team for all their hard work this year and a big well done for getting 7th position. It’s our highest position as a team – and my highest in the championship – and shows just how far we’ve come in the last three years. Congratulations also to Sebastian for his great win today.
Tonio Liuzzi (car 15)
For me today was a bit of a disappointing end to what’s been a fantastic year for the team. I had a good start, gaining a couple of positions and had got into a good place for the first stint, but then I came round the third corner and saw a cloud of smoke in front. I couldn’t move anywhere as there were cars all around me and then when the smoke cleared I saw Michael the wrong way round and stopped on track. I couldn’t do anything but thankfully we were both OK after the accident. I am sorry that we could not score any points today to get back to sixth in the championship but even so the team has worked so hard today and for the whole of the season. But congratulations to Sebastian on his first world title.
Dr Vijay Mallya, chairman and team principal
Sixty eight points is something I, and the whole team, can take great personal pride in. When we bought the team we scored zero points the first year, then 13 last year and now more than five times that in 2010. We’ve really achieved our racing stripes and I hope that next year, with the Indian Grand Prix as a target, that we can go bigger and better. This is just the start for us. Lastly I must extend my congratulations to Red Bull and to Sebastian Vettel on their wins this season, they have had a fantastic year.