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Force India gets its best start in Monaco

May 23, 2009 20:32 IST

Force India achieved its best start of the season on Saturday when Giancarlo Fisichella booked the 13th slot on the grid for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix, two positions ahead of his German teammate Adrian Sutil.

It was dream come true for the Silverstone-based outfit as both the cars gate crashed into the second qualifying session (Q2), something they had not achieved thus far.

Sutil was flying in seventh while Fisichella quickly moved up to ninth. Fisichella, subsequently, had a couple of times disallowed after the Italian had cut a corner.

To his credit, Fisichella not only sneaked into Q2 as the last driver, but also went on to post a timing of 1:16.146 to eclipse Sutil (1:16.545) and ensure his best start of the season.

Championship leader Jenson Button (1:14.902) will start in pole position again after the Brawn driver edged out Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen (1:14.927) by 200th of a second.

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