F1 » Di Resta insists fifth "great" despite losing out on maiden pole

Paul Di Resta: "It was a brave decision and the team let me go ahead with it, while the others chose dry tyres. I knew it was our best chance to get up towards the front of the grid and it paid off..."

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August 25, 2013 10:23 AM
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Paul was really unlucky we all thought he had pole in the bag but who would of guessed that we would see a dry and wet track in the space of a few minute leaving the way for one of the best qualifying sessions i have ever seen with Vettel and Lewis doing battle in conditions that required driving skills of the highest standard .


August 25, 2013 10:39 AM

For anyone wanting some pre-race entertainment have a look on youtube for "Shell Belgian Grand Prix" it's a 30 minute film of the 1955 race, one of the best old F1 films I've seen. Fangio, Moss, Farina, Castelotti and a DOG.


August 25, 2013 11:31 AM

I would have guessed that a track, notorious for its weather and its ability to dry out very quickly, would dry out very quickly.
What was a surprise was that, after posting a fast lap then a faster lap, that diResta would pit and sit smugly anticipating pole while the other drivers were taking advantage.

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