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Di Resta wants to maintain momentum

ESPN Staff
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Paul di Resta believes Force India didn't deliver its full potential in Valencia © Sutton Images
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Paul di Resta wants to maintain the momentum from Force India's performance in Valencia at the team's home race at Silverstone.

Force India was competitive in the European Grand Prix, with di Resta disappointed to only qualify tenth and finish in seventh place after looking quick in practice. Nico Hulkenberg showed a bit more of the car's potential with a fifth place finish, and di Resta said that a few upgrades planned for Silverstone might help the team remain in the top ten at the high-speed circuit.

"We've some minor upgrades coming that should give us performance," di Resta said. "So if we can carry on from where we are we should be going into it thinking positively. We've still work to do because the problem with Silverstone is that it will show up any struggle you have."

Di Resta admitted, however, that a combination of poor luck and his own mistakes had prevented him achieving the results that were possible so far this season.

"Unfortunately that's two races now where I've been in a great position, but where things I can't control have made a difference to the result. I'm not going to jump up and down, though, because I held my hand up on Saturday (in qualifying) to the mistake I made. So you take the positives, the car was quick, but the finish did not reflect what we could have achieved."