Abu Dhabi a crucial race, says di Resta
31 October 2012 – Paul di Resta believes this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be 'crucial' in Force India's bid to overhaul Sauber in the Constructors' standings, with the squad aiming to eradicate a 23-point gap during the final three races of the season.
The Scotsman, who has finished 12th for the past three races, is determined to make a return to the points-scoring positions at the Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday evening.
"Abu Dhabi is a crucial weekend for us," said di Resta. "The car was quite strong there last year so there’s every reason to believe that will carry over.
"Also, it’s the sort of track that has suited us this year so hopefully we can maximise things and get both cars in the points. If we want to get close to Sauber that’s what we need to do. We need to make sure we have a strong run through until the end of the year."
Di Resta currently sits 13th in the Drivers' standings, 5 points behind team-mate Nico Hülkenberg who was revealed as a future Sauber driver on Wednesday morning.