• Spanish Grand Prix

Di Resta sure there's more to come from Force India

ESPN Staff
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Paul di Resta scored points for the third consecutive race © Sutton Images
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Paul di Resta says there is more to come from Force India after finishing seventh in the Spanish Grand Prix.

Starting from 10th place, di Resta climbed through in to seventh and was challenging Nico Rosberg for sixth place in the closing laps but ultimately could not find a way past the Mercedes. Di Resta said the lack of running after a puncture on Friday had cost Force India and as a result there was more potential in its new parts.

"Having spoken to the engineering team we can pick the positives from the race, we can go to the next one with these developments and make them better," di Resta said. "It's all about points at the end of the day, we've come here and got another six which is a big result for us here in Barcelona which is a track that doesn't normally suit us."

Di Resta also said he was pleased with the strategic calls made by the team throughout the race.

"We said coming in to the race that if we could get seventh we would be happy, even to be fighting towards sixth at the end of the race. We converged; I didn't really know what was going on. The team were making the calls and they did a good job of that. But we were far from optimised this weekend with the limited running we had on Friday and then the new parts on the car, but they've done a good job, the team."