Vijay Mallya praises Paul Di Resta

Formula 1 driver Paul Di Resta on February 1, 2013
© David Davies / PA Photos
Force India team boss Vijay Mallya praises the recent performances of Paul Di Resta.

Force India team boss Vijay Mallya believes that Paul Di Resta has "matured as a driver" over the past year.

The Brit endured a difficult end to the previous season as he struggled to match the pace of teammate Nico Hulkenberg, but he has started this campaign in positive fashion.

"The performances of Paul confirm just how much he has matured as a driver. He's delivering consistently every week and we are reaping the rewards of all his hard work," Mallya told AutoSport.

"He suffered a difficult end to the 2012 season, but he's shown great mental strength and determination to regroup over the winter and recapture his best form. He's pushing the team on and demanding the best from everyone, which is what we need."

Di Resta narrowly missed out on his first podium finish at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Vijay Mallya
Read Next:
Mallya: 'Issue has been rectified'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



TeamPoints
1Mercedes330
2Ferrari275
3Red Bull174
4Force India95
5Williams-Mercedes41
6Toro Rosso33
7Haas29
8Renault26
9Sauber5
10McLaren2
DriversTeamPoints
1Sebastian VettelFerrari177
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes176
3Valtteri BottasMercedes154
4Daniel RicciardoRed Bull117
5Kimi RaikkonenFerrari98
6Max VerstappenRed Bull57
7Sergio PerezForce India52
8Esteban OconForce India43
9Carlos SainzToro Rosso29
10Nico HulkenbergRenault26
11Felipe MassaWilliams-Mercedes23
12Lance StrollWilliams-Mercedes18
13Romain GrosjeanHaas18
14Kevin MagnussenHaas11
15Pascal WehrleinSauber5
16Daniil KvyatToro Rosso4
17Fernando AlonsoMcLaren2
18Jolyon PalmerRenault0
19Marcus EricssonSauber0
20Stoffel VandoorneMcLaren0
21Antonio GiovinazziSauber0
22Jenson ButtonMcLaren0
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand