If there was a title for rookie of the season, British driver Paul di Resta would be looking odds on to take the crown.
The Scottish driver has impressed many since taking the Force India seat for the 2011 season and before the Singapore Grand Prix had enjoyed four points paying finishes putting him fifteenth in the standings on twelve points.
But a career high sixth place finish under the lights in Singapore has now elevated him to thirteenth in the drivers championship on twenty points, just eight shy of team-mate Adrian Sutil.
Following the race he was asked if this was his best performance so far, di Resta agreed telling the interviewer: ‘I would definitely say so.
‘I’m very happy. It’s a big credit to the team – we worked really hard to try to achieve that.’ di Resta told the BBC after the race.
‘After missing Friday, no high-fuel runs, going into the race completely unknown, it’s a big credit to the team,’ he added.
Whenever di Resta is interviewed by the BBC, he always comes across as a highly intelligent guy and would appear to have a natural talent for explaining even the most technical of things to the public in a way that we can all understand.
You would have to assume that if that is any indication, his feedback to the team must also be superb and if that’s the case he will undoubtedly only get better with time, as not only will he learn from experience, but he will also be able to settle much better into the team and help the cars development.