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Mallya: Force India needs more luck for podium

Team-mate di Resta will be no slouch around Hockenheim, either, having spent a large part of his junior career racing in the F3 Euroseries and DTM. The Scot is determined to make amends for his early exit at home two weekends ago - only his second F1 DNF - by getting back into the points.

"I know the track well from my days in the DTM and am looking forward to getting out there in an F1 car," he admitted, "It's a fun circuit with some challenging corners and it's good for overtaking, especially the slow hairpin at turn six. My favourite part of the lap is the stadium, where you can really feel the energy of the crowd. The double right-hander onto the start/finish line is another special corner. It's difficult to get it right [but], if you have lots of experience on this track, you can gain a little bit of time through this corner.

"It was a shame to end the [Silverstone] race so early, but there's no point getting frustrated. It could have been such a good race because we had taken an aggressive approach with a dry set-up on Saturday and I'm sure we could have come away with points. The contact with Grosjean was very slight and just one of those racing incidents, but it was enough to cut the tyre and that completely ended my chances."



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blublz

July 17, 2012 5:51 PM

Watching Williams and Sauber appear to somehow squander potential points on what seems to be a regular basis, my gut feeling says that FI have had a huge amount of luck so far, hats of to the team and drivers for the job they have done so far though, di Resta, not a huge fan but there are plenty on the grid and waiting in the wings who would struggle to do the job he's done o far, like Hulk for instance, shown flashes, needs to finish the job, unlike he did in Silverstone, how would Heikki Kovaleinen do in a match up against either FI pilot?



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