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Force India can pick-up more points in second half of the season – di Resta

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Force India speedy Paul di Resta thinks that they are picking up more points and be even stronger in the second half of the year.

The Brit set seventh place ahead of his team-mate Nico Hulkenberg in last race weekend at Monaco GP. The Silverstone based squad believes that they are closing gap with top mid-runners in remaining races.

“I think we’ve demonstrated that we can carry on where we left off last year and fight for points everywhere,” di Resta said.

“The teams around us are all strong, but we’ve shown that we are consistent and can take on teams like Lotus, Williams and Sauber, who are all looking competitive. In terms of points scored we are well ahead of where we were this time last year so we take a lot of positives from that. I believe we can keep picking up points and be even stronger in the second half of the year.”

Force India’s Team principal Vijay Mallya admits that the aim was now to improve the car in order to reel in Sauber and Williams.

“Six races into the season and we have 28 points – a very strong start to the year,” Mallya said.

“Both drivers are delivering what we expect of them and we’re gaining some momentum, just as we did last year. Our car is clearly competitive and so are the drivers.

“I’m very pleased with the way things went in Monaco with both cars in the points. It was our second double points finish of the season and the result brings us much closer to our nearest competitors, Sauber and Williams. “

“We have our eyes focused on closing the gap further and I believe we have the pace to get on terms with them in the points race soon.”


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