"I feel I had a car that could have finished seventh, but I was stuck behind some of the three-stoppers at the start of my second stint, and that cost me quite a lot of track position," di Resta added. "There are a lot of positives to take from the race, as well as some things that we can improve to make the car stronger, but we're in a good position heading to Malaysia."
Bob Fernley commended di Resta for being a team player when he could have opted to be more cut-throat toward Sutil near the end: "He probably could have passed Adrian in the closing laps, but he held station to ensure we brought home the strong team result."
Fernley went on to hail the "great team performance" in Melbourne, saying that the ten points that the two drivers had won between them confirmed the pace that the squad had shown all weekend.
"We said over the winter that we needed a strong start to the year, so hopefully we can build on this next week in Malaysia," he added.