Sahara Force India's Paul di Resta is looking forward to support from friends and family when he races in this week's Monaco Grand Prix. The Briton also said he it would be nice for him to return home as he now resides in the sovereign city state bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
Di Resta is not coming from a strong performance as the Spanish Grand Prix saw him qualify 13th and finish a 14th in the race. The 25-year-old however is confident of a better showing in Monaco despite its many challenges. "It's a circuit that's all about confidence and commitment, and you need to build up your speed through the weekend to extract the maximum laptime," he said.
Sleeping at home and in his own bed though, according to him, may help. "It's where I live now and it's interesting to see how much busier Monaco gets when the race comes to town. It's really nice to go home each night, sleep in your own bed and enjoy your own space," he said. "I will have a lot of family and friends around me who come down to watch the race."
Teammate Nico Hulkenberg also said that he enjoys the challenges that come with racing in Monaco. "There's no part of the lap where you can relax for a second - even the main straight is not really a straight. I do like street racing in general because you need to grow with the car over the sessions to find the limits," he said.
The opening practice session in Monaco in on Thursday (May 24) while the race is on Sunday (May 27).