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Di Resta & Force India have eyes fixed on Indian Grand Prix points

| 27.10.2011

Finishing among the points will certainly be the major goal for Force India at the inaugural Indian Grand Prix and Paul di Resta looks overpriced to accomplish this feat at 1/1.

With Indian billionaire Vijay Mallha the majority shareholder of Force India and the team racing with the colours of the Indian flag on their car, it is clearly obvious as to why the race is being held in such high regard by the team.

Di Resta has enjoyed a good first season in Formula One to date, claiming points in six races.

However, it is his recent form that has been most pleasing for the team, with three top-ten finishes in the last four races, including an impressive sixth at the Singapore Grand Prix.

Force India hope that the track at the Buddh International Circuit is suited to the downforce levels of their two cars, while the consensus is that the team can expect a similar level of performance to that recently seen at the Korean Grand Prix.

Meanwhile, Di Resta has already proved this season that he can cope with the pressure of a big occasion, by picking up points at the Australian Grand Prix, which was his first ever race in Formula One.

Teammate Adrian Sutil is 10/11 in the Formula One odds to finish inside the top ten, but with Di Resta arguably the slightly better driver, he is certainly the better value bet.

Qualifying will have a major say on the final finishing order and if Di Resta can repeat the sixth spot he gained on the grid at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix earlier this season, an even better result may be in order.

Both Di Resta and Sutil are 7/1 to finish in the top six in India, with 150/1 the price that the unthinkable happens and one of the duo ends up on the podium.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.