Adrian Sutil has reached a big landmark in his Formula One career by lining up on the grid for the 100th time in Hungary this weekend, but it has sadly ended in retirement from the race at the Hungaroring.
The German driver’s race came to an end on lap 20 of the race thanks to a hydraulic failure that meant he could not select a gear in the pit lane.
Sutil has spent his entire career with Force India (and in their previous incarnation as Spyker), scoring 118 points and claiming one fastest lap over the course of his century of races. Although he is yet to finish on the podium, Sutil has certainly impressed many in recent years by becoming a regular finisher in the top ten.
“It’s hard to believe how quickly time goes by! It’s a big milestone, for sure, but in the end it doesn’t really change anything,” Sutil said ahead of the race weekend. “My goals remain the same as when I started my first event and that’s to win races. I still love the sport and I hope I can continue to drive these amazing cars for a long time.”
This DNF continues Sutil’s run of not scoring points at the Hungarian Grand Prix.