Montreal: Force India can hope to score some points in the Canadian Grand Prix with Paul di Resta quyalfying eighth on the grid even though Nico Hulkenberg missed Q3 to find himself in the 13th spot.

Hulkenberg could have done better but yellow flags disrupted his best lap in Q2 and thus he had to be content with P13, which came with a fastest lap of 1:14.748.

Di Resta's fastest lap of the day was in Q2 when he clocked 1:14.639, and his effort of 1:14.705 in Q3 got him the eighth position.

"There was probably a little bit more speed in the car because I was a little bit over-committed in the chicanes on my final lap in Q3, but I don't think it would have made a big difference to my starting position.

"In all the sessions so far we've shown how competitive the car is, especially during long runs, and I think we can be confident of scoring some good points tomorrow," Resta said.

Hulkenberg was obvioulsy disappointed with his position on the grid.

"I don't think that P13 reflects the pace we had in the car today. .. I had some bad luck in Q2 when I got caught out by a yellow flag on my quickest lap because a Sauber went off ahead of me in turn eight and I had to abort the lap. If I had managed a clean lap, I think I could probably have made Q3," he said.

Team Principal Vijay Mallya was hopeful of good outcome from the race.

"Qualifying is only half the battle and past experience has shown that the Circuit-Gilles Villeneuve is always a challenging track with a reputation for throwing up surprises. We will be ready to capitalise on any chances that come our way and determined to deliver another double points finish," he said.

(Agencies)

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