The third staging of the Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit just outside Delhi would be a fitting venue for the Scotsman to end a sequence of seven races without a point stretching back to July's German Grand Prix.
Force India appear to have suffered more than most from the changes made to the Pirelli tyres in the wake of the failures that marred June's British Grand Prix - the last race from which Di Resta emerged with any points.
Di Resta's dip - irregardless of the causes - has put him in a difficult position regarding his future in the sport, with Force India yet to exercise an option on the 27-year-old's contract for next season.
A return to points-paying ways is therefore the minimum target this weekend.
"We didn't score points in Japan but we made some real progress with setting up the car, so going an extra step and getting in the top 10 has got to be the goal this weekend," said Di Resta.
"Friday is going to be crucial because this is one of those tracks where finding the right rhythm with a well-balanced car really pays you back with lap time."
This week's race in India is the last until 2015 at the earliest after it was omitted from the 2014 calendar when organisers were unable to commit to an earlier date on the calendar, so the pressure to perform is even greater than normal for Di Resta and his team.
"This is always a massive event for us and comes at the end of a very busy week because we will be spending a few days in Delhi ahead of the race to meet the local media and fans," he said.
"We come to India several times during the year and you can see the growing enthusiasm of the fans. It's great that we get to spend time with them and show them the thrill of Formula One up close."
Team principal Dr Vijay Mallya hopes the support of the Indian fans will inspire the team to score big points as they bid to fend off a resurgent Sauber in the battle for sixth place in the constructors' championship.
"The races after the summer break haven't been very positive in terms of scoring points, but the morale in the team remains strong," said Mallya.
"Korea and Japan were not the easiest of weekends, but everyone in the team is working really hard to recapture our early form. It's all a matter of finding the right balance with the car - when we do that, we will be back in the points.
"Sauber have been doing a very good job lately. They are the in-form team at the moment and they have been taking all the opportunities that were presented to them. It's going to be a real fight in these last four races, we need to make a step forward to hold them off."
While Force India hope just to get among the points this weekend, there are much bigger matters to attend to at the front of the grid, with Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel on the verge of securing his fourth world title.
The German leads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso by 90 points with four races remaining, and can secure the title by finishing no lower than fifth come Sunday.