Paul di Resta believes that Force India does not need to fear a repeat of the problems which cost him a points finish in the Canadian Grand Prix. The Scot was running fifth in the first stint of the race, but he slumped to an 11th place finish.
Speaking in the Valencia paddock ahead of the European Grand Prix, di Resta told reporters that the team had learned from the problems in Canada.
"I think we have identified some of the parameters that we probably misjudged [in Canada]," he said. "Our tyre management has been pretty good this year, and we excelled in Bahrain. But obviously we were off in Montreal.
"It took us by surprise. But if we went back to that race it would be a different story for us. We don't need a knee-jerk reaction.
"At the end of the day if the car's not under you it's not under you. We put ourselves in a strong position in Canada and didn't take advantage of it."
Di Resta added that he expects the Canada performance to be a one-off "in terms of what went wrong", and he believes that the weather and track conditions in Valencia should be similar to those in Bahrain, where he finished sixth.
"The track is similar to Bahrain tire-wise and conditions-wise, so I think we should be quite optimistic," he said. "We've got stable conditions, and that gives you a clear direction for the weekend. We've not had stable weather at many weekends this year, so this is probably a bit more like Bahrain. We learned a lot from this race last year, too, so it will be interesting."