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Sutil: COTA looks like “one of the better new tracks”

Nov 11, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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Adrian Sutil says he’s looking forward to racing at the Circuit of the Americas for the first time this weekend as it seems to be a better example of a modern racing track.

Sutil did not feature in the inaugural race at the track last year as he’d been replaced at Force India by Nico Hulkenberg.

“I’ve heard lots of good things about the Circuit of The America,” said Sutil.

“From what I’ve seen it appears to be one of the better new generation tracks, so I’m looking forward to getting there and trying it for myself”.

“It’s a very unusual lap with a big variation of corners. The first sector is interesting with so many turns one after the other and it looks like there are some nice high-speed corners. The feedback I’ve heard is very positive and everyone says it’s smooth and enjoyable to drive.”

Sutil’s only previous F1 race in America was the last grand prix on the Indianapolis road track in 2007, which he finished 14th for Spyker.

Force India head into this weekend’s race enjoying an upswing of form in an otherwise disappointing second half of the season. “It’s good to be scoring points again,” Sutil reflected. “It’s not been easy and we’ve taken some brave decisions with the strategy and that paid us back.”

“But at the same time you always want to improve and there are still some areas with the car balance where we can make some gains. Hopefully we can make some progress so that I feel more comfortable in Austin.”

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