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We can fight for points – Di Resta

June.25 – The Force India’s driver Paul di Resta says he is pleased with his improvement in qualifying following losing nearly all of his practice time on Friday when Force India’s test driver Nico Hülkenberg crashed his car. Di Resta will start 12th on the grid for the European GP, two places behind his team-mate Adrian Sutil, and di Resta said afterwards that he might have gone even quicker but for a mistake on his final flying lap in Q2.

“After the problems we had in free practice, I knew that I would be on the back foot today having only completed three timed laps yesterday,” said di Resta. “But we tried our best this morning to get up to speed with the car before qualifying. On my final flying lap in Q2 I was on the edge and simply made a small mistake at turn 17 – I missed a downshift and ran wide. That meant I lost the advantage I’d made at the start of the lap. So I will start from P12, which is not too bad considering all that has happened this weekend.

“I’m staying positive and think that we can fight for points from there. The only unknowns are that I haven’t done a long run on high fuel and it’s difficult to know where to start with the aero balance or when to conserve the tyres. So we will try and make the most of what we know.”


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