It was tough luck on Di Resta as, for the majority of the grand prix, he appeared on course to step onto the podium for the first time in his 43-race Formula One career.
Although convinced it “will come soon enough”, the 26-year-old knows the bulk of the effort has to come from within the Silverstone-based marque. “Give me a faster car and we’ll get a podium,” Di Resta said. “If the team wants it they’re probably going to have to work for it harder than we are at the moment.
“If they do that in the design office, and get a bit more resource in there, then there is no reason why we can’t do it, although as a team we’re performing to our maximum capacity. “It’s just about getting that little bit more to make it comfortable in the races.”