Force India: We want to put on a great spectacle for Bahrain 21 April, 2012 Apr.21 (Force India Press Release) Sahara Force India delivered a strong showing in today’s qualifying session with Paul Di Resta qualifying in tenth place for tomorrow’s Bahrain Grand Prix. Teammate Nico Hulkenberg will line up in P13. P10 Paul Di Resta (VJM05/02) Q1: 1:34.624 Q2: 1:33.510 Q3: No time set Paul: “I’m very happy with our qualifying performance today. With our reduced programme yesterday it wasn’t easy getting all the work done, but the team did a good job to get the car dialled into the track before qualifying. I had a great lap in Q2, just three tenths away from the quickest time, but in Q3 we all took the decision from a strategic point of view to save tyres. I think this will put us in the best shape for tomorrow and I hope we can deliver a strong race.” P13 Nico Hulkenberg (VJM05/03) Q1: 1:34.601 Q2: 1:33.807 Nico: “It has been a very busy day for us, but we learned a lot this morning and improved the car all the way through to qualifying where we showed some good speed. My Q2 lap was looking very strong until the final sector where I got some oversteer and ran wide, which cost me a few tenths. Otherwise I think we could have had both cars in the top ten. But I’m still pretty pleased and I feel that we can fight for points tomorrow.” Robert Fernley, Deputy Team Principal “I think the whole team has delivered an impressive performance today, which leaves us in a competitive position heading into the race. We worked hard at improving the car between final practice and qualifying, and I think the track conditions came to us as well. Paul’s pace in Q2 shows the potential we have in the car and allowed him to reach Q3 for the first time this year, which was a tremendous effort. Nico was close to joining him too, but a small mistake cost him some time in the final part of the lap. We are now looking forward to the race and building on today’s showing to help put on a great spectacle for Bahrain.” Related NewsMallya: A long time coming, but it’s very satisfying to see Force India back on the podiumPerez: This is only my third race for the team and it was a really, really good oneForce India: One of the greatest days in the history of our teamForce India: Tomorrow is the most important dayForce India: we are in reasonably good shape going into the weekendPerez: Once we have no issues and problems we should be really competitiveBahrain Grand Prix: Force India preview Sakhir weekendDi Resta: I said give me a faster car and they’ll get a podiumForce India: A tremendous job by the teamForce India: An excellent team effort Allen Dias Great performance Force India. We’re getting better every GP arn’t we? Well done and keep it up.Looking forward with interest to the upcoming GPs. Wish you all the best. Allen Dias, Melbourne.