Williams super-sub Paul di Resta felt “again at house” behind the wheel of a System 1 automobile after a powerful exhibiting throughout qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday.
Di Resta was drafted in for his first F1 operating in three-and-a-half years on Saturday when Felipe Massa grew to become unwell, hitting the monitor for the primary time in qualifying.
Di Resta was in a position to lay down a powerful tempo, ending simply seven-tenths of a second off full-time Williams racer Lance Stroll, turning heads by the paddock.
The Scotsman made no secret of how a lot he loved the looks, feeling at one with the 2017-spec automobile.
“They’re essentially the most lovely vehicles on the planet to drive and that is all you possibly can say,” di Resta stated. “They have stability. It is good to have stability on the brakes, it is good to have the ability to carry a little bit of pace.
“It is good to race in entrance of a number of followers as properly and have a buzz about it. I have been on the opposite aspect of F1 for 2 years now. Folks might be important however that is due to the eye it will get.
“If you’re on the market, there’s nothing else prefer it, driving the perfect vehicles on the planet. I actually felt again at house.”
Di Resta admitted that he want to assume the looks has put him again within the body for a full-time F1 drive someplace sooner or later, however stays relaxed about his choices.
“I would like to work and I would like to get again on the radar, however I do not stand on the high of the conferences. It is as much as I suppose folks to make the choice,” di Resta stated.
“I am unable to persuade them, I can solely present folks what I can do. I hope in the present day folks appreciated what I’ve performed. I used to be doing essentially the most skilled job I may. I do know I’ve acquired the load of the staff on high of me as properly to hold that.
“Tomorrow and the following 24 hours, there’s going to be a number of info flying in my head and I’ve acquired to try to use it as finest as I can. You by no means know if you are going to be required once more later within the yr ought to one thing occur once more.”