Paul di Resta said he was pleased Force India scored seventh and eighth place in the Australian Grand Prix but believed he should have been the driver in seventh place.
“I feel a bit robbed of a seventh place given the way our strategy was and where I was in the final stages of that Grand Prix,” he said after the race.
Di Resta finished behind team mate Adrian Sutil who was struggling with his super-soft tyres in the final stint.
“Seventh and eighth for the team is quite good it’s just a shame really we got stuck behind Jenson [Button] on a three-stop at the beginning of my second stint. And essentially that’s what loses you a lot of track position.”
However he said the car’s performance and how easy it was on its tyres gave him optimism for next week’s race at Sepang. “We’ve got some things we need to pick up on, definitely improvements, but we’ve come here with quite a strong car.”
“Already we can do a stop less than some cars so relatively hopeful for a high degradation place like Malaysia that we can hopefully go there and do something positive again.”
2013 Australian Grand Prix
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