Di Resta pleased to continue points run

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Paul di Resta said he was pleased to continue his run of points finishes in the Monaco Grand Prix even if he was disappointed with ninth.

Di Resta has scored 24 points in the last four races, his biggest haul in any four-race stretch in his F1 career so far.

“I think it’s a sign of our competitiveness that we were a bit disappointed with ninth,” said Di Resta. “I definitely felt we had the performance to be higher up the points, but the issues in qualifying put us on the back foot.”

“That’s the thing with Monaco, it’s all about track position, but I did enjoy a few overtaking moves into turn one. Although more was possible I’m still happy to continue my run of points finishes.”

Di Resta expects the team to remain competitive in Canada this weekend:

“We’ve been competitive on every track this year and that’s a credit to the team, so we expect to be at our usual level once again.”

“It’s traditionally a track that has suited us, so we go there confident that we can fight towards the front once again.”

Team owner Vijay Mallya said he was proud of the team’s performance so far this year as they head into their 100th race:

“When we started back in 2008 we simply had the ambition to break out of Q1 and we dreamed of scoring points. Seeing where we stand today is therefore extremely rewarding and motivates us all to continue working just as hard for the next 100 races.”