Paul di Resta thinks Force India will be an even stronger team in 2012 with the addition of Nico Hulkenberg to partner him.

10960 - Paul Di Resta looking forward to Hulkenberg partnership

Hulkenberg was confirmed as Adrian Sutil's replacement shortly before Christmas, the German stepping up from reserve driver to first team driver for the new season.

"It's a young team in terms of the driver line-up [both drivers are under 25] but it should give the team a spark," said Di Resta at the Autosport International Show. "We need to be good team-mates, work well together but also have a competitive nature on track so we can bounce off each other. I don't see any reason why we can't do that and support each other.

"We're both on equal territory, as we have the same experience, so it should be good. We're already working together, pushing ideas to the team to try and improve from last year and that is being taken on board."

"My second year is going to be where experience plays in as well: I can arrive at grands prix this year and know what is going to change, what to look for and how to get the perfect balance. Getting that little extra edge is so difficult against these guys because they know it inside out."