Unlike many of the drivers in the paddock, di Resta said that Spa was not his favourite track, although he liked it well enough.
"It is a great track, although I wouldn't say it is my favourite," he said. “It is cold, a bit like Scotland. But it is a different philosophy here — it is a low downforce track."
Di Resta was at least happy to be back at the track and primed for action, after the long five week layoff over August.
“It was a good break, four weeks just to stay at home and reflect on the season and think about how we go forward," he said. "The summer break was good for everybody. I spent the time at home, seeing friends, watching the Olympics and keeping up with my training."