Singapore GP: Di Resta achieves his best result in Formula One

Updated: Sep 23, 2012, 21:34 PM IST

Singapore: Sahara Force India`s Paul di Resta achieved his best result in Formula One with a fourth place finish in the Singapore Grand Prix here Sunday.

Red Bull`s Sebastian Vettel won the race for the second consecutive year while Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso finished second and third in a 61-lap race cut short by two laps due to multiple safety car interventions.

Di Resta, whose previous best was a sixth place, challenged Alonso towards the end before coming home 3.8 seconds slower than the championship leader.

Di Resta`s teammate Nico Hulkenberg finished 14th after a collision with Sauber`s Kamui Kobayashi, causing a rear tyre puncture.

With the Scot`s effort fetching 12 points, Force India moved to 75 points while staying at seventh place. They are still 25 points adrift of Sauber, who drew a blank from the race.

It was a second fourth place result in the month for the Silverstone-based unit after Hulkenberg`s impressive show at Spa-Franchorchamps.

IANS