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Abu Dhabi GP: Di Resta finishes sixth, Sutil 10th

November 03, 2013 20:21 IST

Force India had something to cheer about. Paul Di Resta delivered a great result for Sahara Force India by finishing sixth, his second-best of the season, while Adrian Sutil came 10th in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Going in with a one-stop strategy from P11 on the grid, Di Resta managed his tyres brilliantly. He was running fifth with five laps to go but was passed by Fernando Alonso, who was on fresh tyres. The Scot though did an amazing job by holding Lewis Hamilton behind him.

Abu Dhabi GP: Di Resta comes sixth, Sutil 10thA fourth-place finish at Bahrain is Di Resta's best result in the season.

Sutil, who had started as back as 17th on the grid, was running ninth but conceded his position to McLaren's Sergio Perez in last five laps.

It was second-consecutive double points finish for Force India, which earned nine point to take their tally to 77, a comfortable 32 ahead of Sauber, who again missed out on points.

The Indian team seem to have emerged from their lean patch following the tyre change post the Silverstone race and now look certain to finish sixth in the constructors' championship.

They are 18 points behind fifth-placed McLaren.

Image: Paul di Resta
Photographs: Mark Thompson/Getty Images