Di Resta hails 'one of the best' Fridays
25 November 2011 – Britain's Paul di Resta was in a positive frame of mind after the two free practice sessions in Brazil on Friday, explaining that the setup and race preparation work completed was extremely fruitful. The Force India driver wound up tenth fastest overall, one place behind German team-mate Adrian Sutil.
"I got my first proper feel for Interlagos today and I have to say I really like the track," di Resta commented. "It’s a very short lap, but there’s a nice rhythm to the place and it’s quite technical, too. As for the programme today, we had a lot of work to get through, but it was quite straightforward and we’ve collected lots of data.
"In fact, it’s probably one of the best Fridays we’ve had in terms of collecting data – although it remains to be seen how useful that information will be if the weather changes over the weekend."
"It was quite a good afternoon session," Sutil added. "I concentrated on evaluating the different tyre compounds and getting a good balance with the car. I was quite happy on the soft tyre: there was a lot of grip and the car felt good. I also think we looked competitive over the long runs.
"In terms of the balance we are not too far away from where we need to be so I’m quite optimistic for tomorrow."