Adrian Sutil: 'Force India car is a carrot'

Adrian Sutil of Germany and Force India prepares to drive during practice for the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps on August 23, 2013
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Adrian Sutil criticises the performance of his Force India car this year, branding it a "carrot".

Adrian Sutil has suggested that his 2013 Force India car was a "carrot" because it didn't perform to his expectations.

The German driver returned to Formula 1 after a year out of the sport and believes he did a "good job" during the campaign, but suggested that the car was difficult to work after being strong at the start of the season.

Sutil told Auto Motor und Sport: "We had every problem that you can have: understeer, oversteer, in slow corners, fast corners. You could not do much by making adjustments in the cockpit.

"Ultimately, the car is simply a carrot. Simply nothing works."

Force India have yet to confirm either of their drivers for next season, with Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez linked with moves to the constructor.

Force India's Scottish driver Paul di Resta stands in the pits during the first practice session at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Spa on August 23, 2013
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