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Di Resta hopes for improvements

Paul di Resta says he hopes Force India can build on an encouraging season so far as the F1 campaign goes on
Paul di Resta has said he expects Force India to improve through the second half of the season, despite an encouraging performance so far in 2012 for the Silverstone based team.

Force India has scored more points at this stage of the season than at any time in the past heading into the Hungarian Grand Prix, with di Resta's best finish to date being sixth in Bahrain.

Speaking ahead of the Hungaroring race, di Resta said the team should be happy with its progress so far, especially taking into consideration that it usually improves as the season goes on.

“As a team we have to be pleased with the start we've had to the year,” he said. “We've had some strong races and scored more points compared to the same time last year. We seem to have one of the more consistent cars in terms of performance and I think traditionally we've been a team that gets stronger as the year progresses. With ten races still to go there are a lot of points on offer and a long way to go in the championship.”

Team boss Vijay Mallya said he was satisfied with the year to date for the former Jordan squad, although he said there could be no relaxing in the battle for sixth in the standings.

“I've said many times already that this is the best start we have ever had to a season in terms of points scored,” he said. “So from that perspective I'm satisfied and proud of what we have achieved in the first ten races. Our drivers are doing an excellent job and we are working well as a team so there are lots of reasons to be positive. But at the same time I'm all too aware that we have a big fight on our hands to reclaim our sixth position in the championship.

“People suggest that Hungary might play more to our strengths, but regardless of whether it suits us we just need to be ahead of the teams that we are fighting with in the championship and score points. If you take our immediate competitors, Sauber have had three races without points so far, Williams have had four, and we've had three. That's what we need to address: we need to be scoring at every race.”




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Dylan - Unregistered

July 25, 2012 2:21 AM

Di Resta and Hulkenberg and Force India remember me exactly the same as Cal and Dovi and Tech 3. Cal was so hyped up by the British media for some good reasons and some not but clearly Dovi was being the more complete package. Di Resta is clearly not being as complete as Hulkenberg who has shown more speed during races and better understand of setups. Di Resta is going with some crazy strategies exactly for this reason. In the paddock it's clear Di Resta is not seeing as good as Hulkenberg but let's keep the hype train going because somehow some of the British media decided Di Resta is the man!



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