Force India: Di Resta excited ahead of Silverstone

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Force India’s Paul Di Resta has admitted he can’t wait for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone next weekend.

The Scot has been in fine form and is enjoying his best season for Force India having finished in the points in six of the seven races so far.

Di Resta’s consistency has helped the team gain a strong position in the constructors’ championship, where they currently sit above eight-time champions McLaren who have struggled to make an impact.

The 27-year-old currently sits eighth in the driver standings with 34 points and has just missed out on the podium on two occasions, with fourth his best finish this year.

Force India have struggled at Silverstone since their arrival on the grid in 2008 but Di Resta believes this year they can use the improved track and brilliant atmosphere to their advantage.

He said: “It’s the track that makes you really appreciate what a Formula One car is capable of – especially the aerodynamic grip through the quick corners and the change of direction.

“Everybody talks about Maggotts and Becketts, and there really is nothing else like them anywhere in the world.

“For me it’s the biggest event we go to, especially in terms of support from the British fans, which is always amazing.

“The atmosphere is electric and I remember last year the drivers’ parade was one of the highlights of the year – it really sent a shiver through me because of the reaction we received and the fact that there wasn’t a seat left in the place.”

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