Force India: We took a brave call on the strategy, but it paid off 22 April, 2012 Apr.22 (Force India Press Release) Paul Di Resta delivered a superb performance in today’s Bahrain Grand Prix to finish in sixth place as he maximised an opportunistic two-stop strategy. Team-mate Nico Hulkenberg completed the race in P12. P6: Paul Di Resta (VJM05/02) Tyre strategy: New soft, new medium, new medium Paul: “The result today is massive for us. The team did an amazing job all weekend, the strategy came together and the pit-stops were perfect. We knew it would be a big ask to make only two stops and it was a close run thing at the end because my tyres completely went away on the final lap. I had Fernando [Alonso] very close behind me, but I saved a bit of KERS coming out of the final corner and managed to stay ahead. Apart from that, the car has been awesome. So we go away from here as a very happy team with a few weeks to reflect on things and determined to arrive in Barcelona in fighting form.” P12: Nico Hulkenberg (VJM05/03) Tyre strategy: New soft, used soft, new medium, new medium Nico: “I think my race was decided at the very start when I had some clutch issues and the anti-stall kicked in, which really compromised my getaway and dropped me right to the back of the pack. From then on it was a long, hard fight back through the field, and it was hard work coming through the traffic. I made it to P12, but there wasn’t much more I could do. So a tough race for me, but great to see Paul pick up some points.” Robert Fernley, Deputy Team Principal “Considering everything that has gone on this week, I am delighted to see such a strong team performance in today’s race. We took a brave call on the strategy with Paul, but it paid off, and having saved the tyres yesterday allowed us to push the two-stop window right to the limit. Once again Paul drove a superb race, lapping consistently and making the strategy work perfectly. This sixth place is well-deserved and matches his best result in Formula One. It’s a shame that Nico was the victim of a clutch issue on the opening lap, otherwise I’m sure he would have been up there fighting for points as well. Before we leave Bahrain I want to pay tribute to the team once again and thank each and every one of them for helping make today’s result possible.” Force India F1. Tweet 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 ankush missing Adrain Sutil very badly……!!!! ankush missing sutil very badly….