Paul Di Resta backs Force India's new investment

Paul di Resta
Di Resta has scored 20 points so far in his debut season

Force India driver Paul di Resta believes their recent resurgence will be boosted by a new multi-million pound investment in the team.

The team's co-founder, Vijay Mallya, has sold a 42.5% stake to Indian conglomerate Sahara for £63m.

Force India are currently enjoying their best ever season and lie sixth in the constructors' championship.

"The new partnership with Sahara is obviously great news," Di Resta told BBC Sport.

"It's a good investment for the future and good guidance.

"I'm sure with Mr Mallya they'll take Force India to much greater places."

Mallya will continue in his current role as team principal with Subrata Roy becoming chairman of the Silverstone-based outfit.

While Di Resta, who has scored 20 points so far in his debut season, is positive about the team's long-term future, the Scot is unsure of the impact the new ownership structure will have on deciding next year's driver line-up.

Neither the Scottish rookie nor team-mate Adrian Sutil having being confirmed for 2012 while the team's reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg, who raced for Williams last season, is hoping for a promotion following a string of strong performances in Friday practice this season.

"At this point I don't know how the structure will work within the team," added Di Resta.

"I understand Vijay will remain team principal, and he's the one who has guided this team to what it is, so you have to give him credit for that, and hopefully it will continue that way.

Paul Di Resta

"I'm sure in the background things will change, but that's not a decision we're going to get brought into."

Mallya has previously stated that a decision on the team's line-up for 2012 will be announced in December.

Following the deal, Mallya retains a 42.5% stake in the team while the Moll family from the Netherlands, who helped the Indian businessman found the team, will hold the remaining 15%.

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