Force India buoyed by double top eight
9 June 2012 – Force India promises much in Montreal, with Paul di Resta and Nico Hülkenberg having ended Friday in fifth and eighth positions. On paper, such a result would yield 14 worthy championship points at the end of Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix.
With a best lap time of 1:15.544, Scotland’s di Resta ended his second practice session three tenths of a second behind the pace-setting McLaren of Lewis Hamilton.
“Of course, the ambient conditions are expected to change overnight and we need to see how that impacts us tomorrow, but based on today’s performance I think we can target Q3 if everything comes together.”
Heading into the seventh of 20 rounds this year, Force India sits eighth in the Constructors’ Championship but only 16 points behind sixth-placed Williams. Before the season began, the Silverstone-based team firmly targeted a top five result in the final 2012 standings.