Di Resta hails "best car" of Formula 1 career
24 June 2013 – Paul di Resta believes that he is heading into this weekend's British Grand Prix with the best car Force India has ever produced at his disposal, the Scot confident of "making a big impact" if his team experiences three trouble-free days at Silverstone.
Having suffered exits from the opening stage of qualifying at both the Canadian and Monaco Grands Prix, di Resta's sights are set on avoiding drama at his home event, referring to a season-best fourth place finish in Bahrain as evidence of his potential.
"With the way our car is working these tyres at the moment, we are looking really healthy," explained di Resta. "I believe this car is the best we've ever had and everyone in the team is working hard to squeeze even more performance from it.
"The key for Silverstone is to hopefully get three successful days in a row on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That’s what we did in Bahrain and it really paid off. If we can do it at Silverstone, then hopefully we can make a big impact on the race."
After the opening seven races of the 2013 season, di Resta occupies eighth in the championship standings on a total of 34 points, 17 ahead of team-mate Adrian Sutil.