Heartbreak for Adrian Sutil and Force India!

Sriraag SubramonianCorrespondent IApril 19, 2009

SHANGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 19:  Adrian Sutil (R) of Germany and Force India and Robert Kubica (L) of Poland and BMW Sauber drive during the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit on April 19, 2009 in Shanghai, China.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

I'm sure everybody remembers Monaco GP'08 when Kimi lost control of the Ferrari and crashed into the back of the Force India of Adrian Sutil, when Adrian was running in the points!

I might not be a fan of the Force India team or the flamboyant Vijay Mallya but was absolutely gutted to see that happen to Adrian. It was a cruel end to a brilliant drive by Adrian in an under performing Force India.

While watching today's race I assumed it was all about the RedBull's and the Brawn's until I realised that Adrian Sutil was running in eighth.

My first thoughts were that probably Adrian still had a pit stop to make and that would push him further back in the field. With seven laps remaining I realised that Adrian was in seventh and still in the running for points. 

Had Force India got their strategy right? Was it finally time for them to score their well deserved points?

With Heidfeld, Glock and Buemi right behind Adrian it seemed like a tough proposition to stay in seventh. Heidfeld struggled to get his BMW around the track and that held up Glock and Buemi. 

Adrian now had a nice and comfortable gap back to Heidfeld and was almost definitely going to score the maiden points for Force India.Hamilton's spin helped Adrian leapfrog to sixth.

Was this going to be Force India's dream result?

All Adrian needed to do was to keep it on track for the last five laps of the race. Well that is certainly easier said than done.

What I saw next was a wheel bouncing across the track. I was hoping that it wasn't the Force India that had crashed. Then came reality.

Adrian had lost control of the car and had a huge impact with the barriers which left the front end of the car completely wrecked. My first concern was to see that he was unhurt. It was good to see him get out of the car and jog to safety.

Replays showed that the car snapped out of his control in these difficult conditions. Rotten luck perhaps!

Was he pushing too hard? Should he have just let Lewis past and pocketed the two points?

Well anyways, it was a great drive by young Adrian and a brilliant strategic call from the team. Vijay Mallya and Force India can be proud of Adrian for producing an awesome drive in appalling conditions.

For a small team like Force India, a point would have done a great deal to motivate its team members!

I am hopeful that they can get their well-deserved point in the near future!