Adrian Sutil on Friday said his pace at the wheel of the Force India at Monza on Friday afternoon was genuine.

Adrian Sutil on Friday said his pace at the wheel of the Force India at Monza on Friday afternoon was genuine.

The German topped the second 90 minute session after displaying consistently fast pace throughout, and he was also third quickest in the morning.

"The progress we have made in the last two races is amazing," he said. "We now have a very good car and here it is a very nice setup."

Sutil's former teammate Giancarlo Fisichella, who was on pole position and finished second at Spa two weeks ago, was at the bottom of the time sheets on Friday afternoon having made his dream switch to Ferrari.

Sutil, who said a top five qualifying result on Saturday is his minimum target, said he wasn't feeling envious of his former colleague's move to F1's most famous team.

"Actually I think that at the moment we have the better car," said the 26-year-old.

 

Pos No Driver Team Time/Retired Gap Laps
1 20 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:23.924   28
2 8 Romain Grosjean Renault 1:24.163 0.239 31
3 7 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:24.297 0.373 35
4 2 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:24.482 0.558 41
5 5 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:24.622 0.698 40
6 10 Timo Glock Toyota 1:24.634 0.710 36
7 6 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:24.693 0.769 34
8 4 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:24.796 0.872 39
9 17 Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:24.799 0.875 36
10 12 Sebastien Buemi STR-Ferrari 1:24.884 0.960 44
11 1 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:24.902 0.978 32
12 21 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1:24.921 0.997 39
13 9 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:24.967 1.043 40
14 14 Mark Webber RBR-Renault 1:24.979 1.055 25
15 11 Jaime Alguersuari STR-Ferrari 1:25.003 1.079 34
16 23 Rubens Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 1:25.140 1.216 35
17 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:25.215 1.291 38
18 15 Sebastian Vettel RBR-Renault 1:25.386 1.462 27
19 22 Jenson Button Brawn-Mercedes 1:25.424 1.500 32
20 3 Giancarlo Fisichella Ferrari 1:25.543 1.619 36

 

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