Paul di Resta: 'I put more pressure on myself'

Paul di Resta believes that the pressure he puts on himself could allow him to enjoy his most successful season in Formula 1 this year.

Paul di Resta has insisted that he will be putting more pressure than anyone else on himself ahead of his third Formula 1 season.

The Force India driver admits that he struggled for consistency during last year's campaign but says that he is focused on improving his record.

"Of course, there is pressure on me this year," the 26-year-old said. "It's my third year in Formula 1, but as always, nobody puts pressure on me to do well like I do on myself.

"For whatever reason nothing went the right way at the end of last season.

"There were some good drives, some good pace, but it just never worked out. I've been through times like that where you just need to dig deep, and eventually you get out of it. Hopefully this year will be the year."

Di Resta's best performance in an F1 race was fourth, a finish he recorded in the Singapore Grand Prix last season.

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5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso39
7Haas29
8Renault26
9McLaren11
10Sauber5
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16Pascal WehrleinSauber5
17Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
18Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren1
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Jolyon PalmerRenault0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
23Paul di RestaWilliams-Mercedes0