Force India crashes out of Canadian Grand Prix

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Montreal, Jun 9 (UNI) Force India's campaign in the Canadian Grand Prix ended with a disappointing double retirement at a scorchingly hot Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.

Adrian Sutil's race ended on lap 13 with a gearbox issue, while Giancarlo Fisichella's was halted on lap 51 with a spin and anti-stall problem.

The duo nevertheless demonstrated a strong performance and were once again able to keep pace with the field.

Before his first stop, Giancarlo was in the eighth position following the first safety car period.

However, a stall in his pit stop due to low fuel pressure on lap 30 dropped him to 17th and the rear of the field.

The Italian, however, put in a series of quick laps to close the gap to 16th, but his race came to a premature end under 20 laps from the flag fall.

''Another disappointing day. This time the gearbox was a problem, I couldn't shift into second or third gear and didn't have any speed anymore and I had to stop after 12 laps which was frustrating,'' a crestfallen Sutil said after the race.

''The track was not too bad at the start, it looked more difficult than it was but the hairpin was quite OK,'' he added.

''It was very dirty at the beginning, but at that stage I think our pace was quite good. I just couldn't find a way to get past the two Toyotas, which was a bit of a problem as they were holding me up, but the pace was there, we just finished too early with this technical problem.'' The team will now focus on an improved showing in Magny-Cours, France, for the eighth event of the year in just two weeks' time.

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