F1 » Tost: di Resta, Hülkenberg, Grosjean 'suitable' for STR

Initially, it had seemed like Jaime Alguersuari and Sébastien Buemi were under threat at Scuderia Toro Rosso from just Daniel Ricciardo. Now, three more names have entered the frame...

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August 18, 2011 10:44 AM

I get the impression that Tost would rather have Stevie Wonder in that car rather than keep Alguwhatever and Buemi.
As for di Resta, I can't see him leaving Force India for that halfarsed outfit.

Taz - Unregistered

August 18, 2011 11:03 AM

Well Buemi has had more than long enough, the odd decent drive but generally very average and erratic.

Same could be of Alguersuari although he hasn't been there as long and shows some potential.

di Resta going there....fat chance, he's better of where he is, besides Red Bull want shot of STR.

Who'd want to drive for Tost though, says one thing and means another.

Marco - Unregistered

August 18, 2011 11:43 AM

That "fantastic" Di Resta who has the half points of Andrian Sutil and lies BEHIND both current STR drivers in Drivers Championship with a better car? That Hulkenberg who was clearly beaten by the "old man" Rubens Barrichello in qualifyings, races and in points? That Grosjean who's results in 2009 were similar then Alguersuari's? So I don't know what is Mr. Tost talking about, again... :D
Not to mention that this year BUE and ALG scored in 7 out of 11 races and the whole team has twice as much points that last year after the summer break...
For me one of the less likeable team principals in Formula One and a complicated character to go on with (see Bourdais and Speed)...


August 18, 2011 12:13 PM

Results to match it or not, it seems Di Resta it pretty well-regarded in the paddock so I find it hard to see him signing with STR. He'll probably stay put until a bigger team wants to sign him. Because at the moment FI just generally seems a better place to be than STR. I can totally see why he'd replace Buemi with the Hulk och Grosjean though - because while they didn't shine in their F1 career to date they probably do have some untapped potential. Which is also the main reason to keep Jaime and not Buemi. Tost would probably look at other young drivers too but out of the current GP2 fold, Grosjean clearly seems the best pick anyway, so why sign anyone else? Still, I predict Alguersuari and Ricciardo to be their lineup for next year.


August 18, 2011 12:35 PM

Di Resta will not go to a team that is behind his team in performance... anyway Di Resta is much better than STR... Di Resta'sa goal is to move forward and he is doing that... he doesn't plan on going backwards.

Marco - Unregistered

August 18, 2011 2:04 PM

First of all, Di Resta's biggest advantage is the country, which he comes from... British press/media are dominating the internet, so he will be praised for everything what he has done and his mistakes will be always masked as bad luck as it was the case in last few races... He is not doing any better then Sutil on Sunday, but still Adrian consistently doesn t get attention, what he deserves... For Di Resta and also Ricciardo are doing the job their managers (Anthony Hamilton and Helmut Marko) + media and countrymen (sir Stewart, Coulthard)... Their on-track performances are good, but to be honest not so extraordinary to fall down from chair...


August 18, 2011 2:16 PM

@Marco: You are wrong!! Sutil got a lot of attention!....... when he stabbed some guy with a glass of wine in a Chinese club! after he hitting on the guy's girlfriend!......that was quite a story! lol


August 18, 2011 2:43 PM

@Marco... the british press are terrible that, they pile on the pressure of sportsmen and that pressure can get too much for some of them... di Resta's strengh is that he is Scottish and he has the whole of Scotland behind him and supporting him including me... he's a rookie they all make mistakes look at Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton's rookie seasons and of course he's getting more headlines than Sutil... he's outqualified more often and has been close to him in races.

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