We want a big finish at Silverstone: Paul Di Resta

Jun 26, 2013, 01:08 IST | Amit Kamath

Silverstone-based Force India's Scottish driver confident ahead of this weekend's British GP

Formula One racing returns this weekend after a three-week hiatus and the Force India camp are an exited bunch, what with the British GP being their ‘second home race’.

Paul Di Resta
In control: Paul Di Resta during practice for the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix. PIC/Getty Images

However, the team doesn’t exactly have happy memories of the Silverstone circuit — having won just four points in the last three seasons. 

The team’s Scottish driver Paul Di Resta has endured an even wretched run of form on the track — finishing 15th in 2011 after qualifying sixth and retiring last year (for the first time in his Formula One career).

However, this time around Di Resta has been the in-form driver, having finished six out of seven races among points — a performance which has propelled him to eighth on the driver’s standing with 34 points.

Paul Di Resta

“Of course, you want to finish among points, but you also want to assure that you finish first. We want a big result this week as Silverstone is our home race. We will put in a good performance,” Di Resta said over the phone from London.

While this has been the Scot’s breakaway season, the one thing that he hasn’t achieved is a podium finish.  “I certainly hope that I finish on the podium this year. But that looks unlikely at Silverstone. But you never know, it might even happen this weekend,” he added.

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