Di Resta hoping for more in Japan

Date published: September 30 2011

Paul di Resta is hoping to carry his Singapore form through into next weekend’s Japanese GP, as he bids for his third successive top-ten finish…

Paul di Resta is hoping to carry his Singapore form through into next weekend’s Japanese GP, as he bids for his third successive top-ten finish.

Having finished eighth at the Italian GP, di Resta headed to Singapore armed with Force India’s upgraded package. And the developments paid off.

Having qualified in the top ten, the Scot finished the grand prix in sixth place, his best result of his debut season.

“The big thing was we came with an upgrade package that enabled us to gain performance in the race, and gain tyre life,” di Resta told the team’s website.

“What it said on the tin, it did.

“After missing Friday, no high fuel runs, going into the race completely unknown, it’s a big credit to the team, and we’ve worked very hard to try and achieve that.

“We’re having good results on all the weekends and all different downforce levels. We can be hopeful that it will carry on at Suzuka.”