The team endured bitter frustration in Malaysia just over two weeks ago when they were forced to retire Di Resta and team-mate Adrian Sutil due to a problem with the newly-introduced captive wheelnut system.
After missing out on a potential double-points finish, team principal Vijay Mallya claims his marque have since "worked hard to fix the root cause of the problem".
Clearly possessing a solid, reliable car this season, Di Resta knows he and Sutil should again be in the running this weekend in Shanghai providing there are no more mishaps.
"We were unlucky not to get any points in Malaysia, but we can take some positives from the performance we showed on the track," said Di Resta.
"We looked to be one of the fastest cars during the early part of the race, which is a good sign for the rest of the season.
"Ahead of China, the climate is very different compared to the first two races, but we performed well in the cool conditions of Melbourne and in the heat of Malaysia.
"The team has had a sensible approach to the start of the season as we have worked hard to get a good understanding of our package, and we're already reaping the rewards.
"The objective for China is to make up for the missed opportunity of Malaysia and be firmly back in the points."
With this weekend's race in China back to back with Bahrain, Force India face the acid test of their potential for the rest of the year.
Like Di Resta, Mallya certainly believes his team can firmly consign to memory what infuriatingly happened to them in Malaysia.
"China has always produced spectacular races and it's not uncommon to experience some wet weather," said Mallya.
"But we know both our drivers and the car are comfortable in all conditions. It shows how far we have come as a team.
"In the past we used to hope for rain as our only chance to upset the front-runners, but now we are more competitive in all conditions.
"The next two weekends, with races in China and Bahrain, will put us in a position to see where we really stand in comparison with our rivals.
"Everyone in the team is looking forward to this challenge and I am confident we will put the disappointment of Malaysia behind us and bring home some big points."