With the Korean Grand Prix almost upon us, Paul di Resta is hoping to get back to business by scoring points in the race on Sunday. The Bathgate-born racer hasn’t finished in the top ten since Silverstone, and he will be hoping to end his barren run of five races.
Speaking at the Drivers Press Conference today, Di Resta admitted that he and the team must keep aiming for points: “I think the important thing is to keep pushing on. Singapore was obviously looking like it was going to be a great result from a difficult qualifying session, the speed was in the car, but it wasn’t to be. Hopefully this weekend we can get it together and get points back on the table, which is always the goal within the team.”
While the race pace of the Force India seems to be holding up well, it is qualifying which is hampering Di Resta, with poor positions making it harder to make up ground during the race. The Scot has only made it into Q3 once in the last five races, something which he knows he has to improve on: “The way we managed the tyres in the race in Singapore was obviously better than most people were able to. We just need to try to get the qualifying performance and I think if we can do that then it gets us back on track and we start having a good weekend again.”
Di Resta was also tight-lipped about his contract for next year, giving nothing away with regards to where he will be driving for the 2014 season. With potential seats at Lotus and McLaren still available, there could still be a few swaps and changes in the driver market by the time 2013 is over. For Di Resta, however, the most important thing is to concentrate on this weekend and put in a good performance to get those much-needed points.
In other news, Marussia today confirmed that driver Jules Bianchi would continue driving for them for 2014.