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Di Resta: We will bounce back

Thursday 18-July-2013 14:08

Paul di Resta is confident Force India's poor display in Germany was nothing more than a blip.

Having mixed it with the front-runners in the previous five races, Di Resta and team-mate Adrian Sutil both struggled at the Nurburgring last time out with both finishing outside the top 10.

Some have suggested the reason for the VJM06's lack of pace in Germany was down to Pirelli's decision to revert to the Kevlar belt tyres with teams like McLaren, who are still well off the pace in the betting stakes with Paddy Power.

But there is good news for Force India on that front as Pirelli will use the new compounds that are being tested at Silverstone this week at the next race in Hungary.

As for the team's hopes of turning their form around, Di Resta said: "I certainly hope so.

"Germany was a bit of a disappointment as we have scored points at every race we have finished this year. We probably got slightly stuck in a bit of traffic which cost us at the end and to be a lap away from scoring was disappointing.

"But we will bounce back - I think we are a team that can react quite quickly. I think our car just didn't suit Germany and I hope that when we get back onto a more normal track we will see the signs of our car which have been strong and I have every faith that we can do that."

Di Resta sampled the new Pirelli tyres at the Young Driver Test on Wednesday, but he's not giving away much.

"They are round, they have the same logos on the side...," he joked.

"We are here to aid Pirelli - they have a big say in our run plans and we need to make sure they are safe enough going forward and making sure they are sufficient enough and it is very restricted for the teams what a race driver can do.

"We are learning what we can but at the same time, it is more about learning for the future of Formula 1. In terms of reference, I think it is better to have us in the car as we had a race here a few weeks ago and we know where the cars limits are and know what the differences are."

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