Formula One: Adrian Sutil's Heartbreak In Monte Carlo

shaun hartleyContributor IMay 27, 2008

Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix proved heartbreaking for Force India, as Adrian Sutil was robbed of his best result ever.

The young German was fighting for fourth place with less than ten minutes to go, when he was rammed from behind by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.

The reigning champion aquaplaned on standing water at the braking point of the chicane and slammed into the back of the Sutil's car.

The collision damaged the German's diffuser and suspension and smashed Kimi's own front wing. Kimi pitted and would eventually finish in ninth place, while the damage sustained from the accident forced Sutil to retire from the race.

Had the team finished the race, they would have leapfrogged Honda and Toro Rosso in the Constructors Championship, and the five points gained would have earned the team around £5 million in prize money.

Unfortunately, it just was not to be for the team on Sunday.  Rest assured, Sutil and the Force India team will be back in Canada determined to prove that Monaco was not a false dawn.