Di Resta 14th and out-qualifies Hülkenberg
24 March 2012 – Although 14th on the grid is not what Paul di Resta had aimed for in Malaysia, the Scottish driver has out-qualified Force India team-mate Nico Hülkenberg for the first time in 2012. The German will line up as the pair sandwich Daniel Ricciardo.
“I think P14 is a reasonable place to start and hopefully our race pace and tyre management will pay off tomorrow. The other variable is the weather because there is always a high risk of showers late in the afternoon.”
The last wet Malaysian Grand Prix was in 2009, when the race was ended prematurely.