Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Di Resta Already Targeting a Win; MOTOR SPORT

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Di Resta Already Targeting a Win; MOTOR SPORT

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PAUL Di Resta's confidence is soaring to such an extent he has not ruled out a maiden grand prix victory before the end of this season.

Di Resta has yet to even step on to the podium in Formula One, but in the wake of his strongest start to a campaign, the Scot has no qualms in suggesting taking the chequered flag is not beyond him.

The 26-year-old equalled a careerbest result in Bahrain three weeks ago when he finished fourth. Driving a Force India that at present is quite comfortably a top-10 challenger, Di Resta can sense something special may be on the horizon.

"I'm never going to talk down a win. As a racing driver it would be silly if I did," said Di Resta, speaking ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.

"I said to somebody after the race in Bahrain that if I'd been told at the start of the year I'd get a fourth place, I'd have taken their hand off. …

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