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HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014

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COUNTRYPOLES
Great Britain0
DATE OF BIRTHPODIUMS
198604160
DRIVER NUMBERFASTEST LAPS
110
RACESCAREER POINTS
3973
WINSWORLD CHAMPS
00

driver profile

P.di Resta
Paul Di Resta enters his second season as a full-time driver with Force India in 2012, having finished the 2011 season as the top rookie. Di Resta is a member of a famous Scottish racing family and is the cousin of Indycar star, Dario Franchitti, and sportscar racer, Marino Franchitti. Following numerous stints in various single-seater series, he had moved to the ASM team in Euro F3 by 2006, where he enjoyed a stunning season, taking five wins, and beating the then BMW Sauber F1 test driver Sebastian Vettel to the title. Mercedes was mightily impressed, and the Scot was offered a DTM seat for 2007, where he impressed everyone in his rookie season. His performance earned him a promotion to a works drive in 2008 where he finished a close second in the championship. The following year in December, he also had his first experience of Force India when he took part in the Young Driver F1 test at Jerez. That test helped to secure Di Resta the role of reserve driver for 2010 and his programme included eight Friday FP1 sessions, giving him some valuable experience. Meanwhile he continued to star in the DTM, where he won the championship - the first title for Mercedes for four years. Di Resta graduated to a Force India race seat for 2011, alongside Adrian Sutil. He finished tenth on his debut in Australia and went on to score points on seven further occasions, with a best of sixth in Singapore.

Driver Report

season so far

Race Date Grid Finish Pts. Total Pts.
German 07/07 12 11 0 0
British 30/06 21 9 2 2
Canadian 09/06 17 7 6 8
Monaco 26/05 17 9 2 10
Spanish 12/05 10 7 6 16
Bahrain 21/04 5 4 12 28
Chinese 14/04 11 8 4 32
Malaysian 24/03 15 21 0 32
Australian 17/03 9 8 4 36
Brazilian 25/11 10 19 0 36
United States 18/11 13 15 0 36
Abu Dhabi 04/11 12 9 2 38
Indian 28/10 16 12 0 38
Korean 14/10 14 12 0 38
Japanese 07/10 11 12 0 38
Singapore 23/09 6 4 12 50
Italian 09/09 9 8 4 54
Belgian 02/09 9 10 1 55
Hungarian 29/07 12 12 0 55
German 22/07 9 11 0 55
British 08/07 10 23 0 55
European 24/06 10 7 6 61
Canadian 10/06 8 11 0 61
Monaco 27/05 14 7 6 67
Spanish 13/05 12 14 0 67
Bahrain 22/04 10 6 8 75
Chinese 15/04 15 12 0 75
Malaysian 25/03 14 7 6 81
Australian 18/03 15 10 1 82
Brazilian 27/11 11 8 4 86
Abu Dhabi 13/11 10 9 2 88
Indian 30/10 12 13 0 88
Korean 16/10 9 10 1 89
Japanese 09/10 12 12 0 89
Singapore 25/09 10 6 8 97
Italian 11/09 11 8 4 101
Belgian 28/08 17 11 0 101
Hungarian 31/07 11 7 6 107
German 24/07 12 13 0 107
British 10/07 6 15 0 107
European 26/06 12 14 0 107
Canadian 12/06 11 18 0 107
Monaco 29/05 13 12 0 107
Spanish 22/05 16 12 0 107
Turkish 08/05 13 23 0 107
Chinese 17/04 8 11 0 107
Malaysian 10/04 14 10 1 108
Australian 27/03 14 10 1 109

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