F1 » Mercedes pushing for 'remarkable' di Resta – but 'can't influence' FIF1


Whilst insisting that no pressure will be applied on Force India, Mercedes-Benz Motorsport Vice-President Norbert Haug has conceded that he is keen indeed to see Paul di Resta promoted to an F1 race cockpit in 2011

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Cain - Unregistered

October 19, 2010 1:04 PM

Erm, wakey wakey Norbert. You have your own Mercedes team and a woefully underperforming driver who needs replacing. Don't look to Force India.

Si23 - Unregistered

October 19, 2010 5:14 PM

Mercedes have a portfolio of Blue Chip Sponsorship sprayed all over the car for one reason MICHAEL SCHUMACHER is driving the car and I bet that if he goes so does a fair chunk of the sponsorship (I dont recall many sponsors on the car last year when it was called a Brawn).

Di Resta will be at Force India next year thanks to a heavily discounted Merc Engine/Kers Package and will be all trained up and ready to slot into a Merc when Schuey retires in a year or two.

The Oracle - Unregistered

October 19, 2010 7:54 PM

Si23 has got it right. Di Resta will definitely be driving for Force India next year according to multiple insiders. He's very, very highly regarded in the paddock and managed by Anthony Hamilton (aka Lewis' dad).

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