Paul di Resta: Force India still target to beat Sauber for fifth place

Force India’s Paul di Resta set his best F1 career finish at Singapore GP fourth place. He says that out of reach the fifth place in constructors’ championship, but confidently added Force India can beat Sauber for sixth place.

Force India is presently seventh in the constructors’ championship 26 points behind Sauber, 21 points ahead of Williams; again Williams failed to score any points in Singapore. Sauber’s Sergio Perez gets one points after the race, the Mexican initially finished in 11th place behind the Mark Webber, the Australian’s post-race penalty offers tenth place for Perez.

“I think fifth in all honesty is out of reach,” di Resta told Autosport.

“It would take a lot of bad luck for them and for us a lot of good luck, but I’m not going to say we’re giving up because you can see what we can do.

“We just have to keep plugging away but sixth should be a good ask for us. Williams [eighth in the standings] are obviously showing strong signs as well.”

“If there is any track that could show up our weaknesses then it is Suzuka,” he said. “This [Singapore] is a bit special as there are more bumps and kerbs to contend with.

“I’d like to think it will be the same with the next one but I’m not going to commit. I’ll stand at the back like I was on Friday here. I have not been on the simulator yet so I will work hard and see if we can achieve the maximum we can.”

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