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Sutil eyes 6th spot for Force India

March 19, 2011 21:37 IST

Force India driver Adrian Sutil said he was eyeing a top 10 finish for himself and a top six finish for the team in the upcoming Formula 1 season which begins in Melbourne on March 27.

"We had a good season last year. I want to improve myself. Individually, I would like to finish in the top 10 and as a team at least in the sixth position. Its not easy but what is easy in life," he told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.

"Last year we tried our best to end in the sixth position, but missed out by just one point. We were unlucky of course. We had a strong beginning but towards the end began to have problems. This year we want to be more consistent," added the German, who is into his fifth season with the Silverstone-based Force India outfit.

Sutil, flanked by team-mates Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg, said the team's car, though, needed some improvement going into the 2011-12 season.

"We had a new system in the car and that made a difference also. We had new tyres as well. The general baseline is good. We don't have too much general under fuel or over fuel problems. We need to concentrate on the downforce area. We need to work on it a little bit," he said.

"We have a partnership with McLaren and engines from Mercedes. That's a good combination," he added.

To a query on the new turbo engine rules (that pave the way for small four-cylinder engines) to be implemented from 2013, Sutil said, "Every year, we have new rules. Sometimes you think as a driver there are too many. All engines are going green. So, we have to look after our planet as well. The cars will still be fast."

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