Di Resta left to lament ‘missed opportunity’
10 June 2012 – Paul di Resta has been left disappointed following the Canadian Grands Prix, as he and Force India team-mate Nico Hülkenberg are left pointless despite a promising qualifying result on Saturday. The Scot was a major loser during the opening round of pit-stops.
“I think we all feel a bit disappointed to miss out on points today,” he said bluntly in the paddock. “To qualify eighth and run as high as fifth shows we were well-placed and things were running smoothly for the first few laps.
“Then I seemed to suffer with some high tyre degradation on the Super Softs so we pitted quite early, but on the Soft tyres we just didn’t have the performance to race the cars around us and we slipped back.
“It’s a missed opportunity but sometimes you get weekends like this. We need to go away and analyse things, lift our heads high and bounce back harder next time.”
Di Resta finished 11th in Montreal, one place ahead of Hülkenberg.