The British speedy Paul di Resta started ninth and finished 11th in Germany, but he still expecting Force India will get more points in remaining ten races. Clearly teams need more pace if it is to take the fight to the teams ahead of it, like Sauber, now they are just one point behind the Williams F1.
Paul, we’re now at the halfway point of the season – how do you look back on the first ten races?
As a team we have to be pleased with the start we’ve had to the year. We’ve had some strong races and scored more points compared to the same time last year. We seem to have one of the more consistent cars in terms of performance and I think traditionally we’ve been a team that gets stronger as the year progresses. With ten races still to go there are a lot of points on offer and a long way to go in the championship.
What memories do you have from racing in Hungary in the past?
I had a great race there last year when I finished seventh just before the summer break. It was the best way to end the first part of the season because there had been a few races up to that point where things hadn’t gone our way. Getting the result in Hungary helped make up for some of the bad luck earlier in the season.
Sum up the challenge of racing at the Hungaroring?
It’s a short track, but it’s very demanding on you physically and mentally. I suppose it’s like a street track in terms of the layout and all the corners seem to flow into each other so you need to find a good rhythm. Because of the tight nature of the lap, there has never been much overtaking, so it’s always a good test of the effectiveness of the DRS.
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