Di Resta: Relationship with team still good

Di Resta: Relationship with team still good

11 June 2013 – Force India driver Paul di Resta has insisted that his relationship with the team is "still good" after the Canadian Grand Prix, despite suffering another early qualifying exit.

In Monaco, the Scot was eliminated from Q1 after failing to change his Intermediate tyres at the end of the session, while in Canada he suffered the same fate when the team spent time fixing a minor gearbox issue when the damp track was at its driest.

However, having bounced back to score points in both races, di Resta says the dramas are now in the past, with the 27-year-old receiving an apology in Montreal.

"It was taken constructively," explained di Resta. "Everybody in the team felt the same way. The person who made the mistake apologised, and I'm fully supportive of that. It's just unfortunate it happened two weeks in a row, which is where the anger was.

"If I'd twice made a mistake I'd be kicking myself, and the team would come down hard on me, and rightly so. But we went out there, regrouped, showed we can do it, and as far as my relationship with the team is concerned, it's still good."

Movingon to describe his recovery to seventh in Canada as "a massive result" for the team, di Resta is now focused on enjoying three smooth days at Silverstone.

"This was a massive result given the unlucky circumstances we have had over the last two Grands Prix," he said. "We'll now look to build on this and try to get three good days at the British Grand Prix. If we can do that we can have a big impact. Overall, this result is perfect timing and more points on the board to keep up my record as well."

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