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Interview with Paul Di Resta - Pre 2012 United States Grand Prix

by Team ZigWheels Photos : DPPI Posted on 14 Nov 2012

Sahara Force India's Paul Di Resta shares his view on the Abu Dhabi race and how he plans to tackle the new track in Austin at the upcoming 2012 US GP

Paul Di Resta, Sahara
Force India

 

 

Paul, you were in the points in Abu Dhabi, but there was a sense that you felt more was possible from that race…

It was an eventful race so we have to be happy with the points, given the puncture I had on lap one. I think the chassis change was the right thing to do and definitely improved our performance level. In terms of race pace the car was strong, I overtook a lot of cars and without the puncture we could definitely have had a stronger day.

 

Both Sauber and Williams also scored in Abu Dhabi. What’s your view on the fight in the championship?

I think under normal circumstances you’d probably say Sauber are out of reach. Williams looked good in Abu Dhabi, but I think we’re in a strong enough position to defend from them. Austin will be an unknown but it’s a new track so it’s likely to be similar to Abu Dhabi with new tarmac and a smooth surface. So there’s every reason to believe we can be competitive there.

 

How have you prepared for the new track in Austin?

I’ve not done a massive amount, to be honest. I’ve seen some maps of the circuit, but the main preparation will come from my simulator session on the Monday of race week. So I’ll arrive in America with it fresh in my mind.