He was 12th in Japan and Korea, but Vijay Mallya, his Force India team principal, has challenged both his drivers to score points in the top 10 in the team's home race.
"The pressure is on us," admitted di Resta. "It's a busy week for everyone involved with the team and there's a lot going on. But that won't distract from our focus to come away with the best result we can. We've got to qualify in the top 10 because that will get us in contention and allow us to concentrate on the race.