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Paul di Resta hopes for podium finishes from Force India during the 2013 F1 season

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fury head quarter - Unregistered

December 28, 2012 10:02 PM

Unfortunate for Vettel that its DiResta who is the only teammate he ever lost to over a full season. But DiResta never dominated in any car in his racing career and the circumstances surounding Vettels narrow loss to DiResta in 2006 are in Vettels favour anyway. So while Vettel lost this title its not indicative of where Vettel and DiResta stand from a competetive point of view.

As for Paul DiResta, imo he has already lost the war for a top seat in F1 and lost it permanently. After this year he wont even get calls from top teams for the assumed number 2 driver position and next year nothing will change. He knew for last 5 races that Perez and Hamilton will be at Mc and Merc and did nothing to make these teams think twice about their choices. So why is he waiting for next year to impress ? Why not in 2012 ?
Then in saying the last races dont suit him or his driving style he made the most awkward excuse possible why he couldnt keep up with Hulk in the second part of 2012. Well these ra

fury head quarter - Unregistered

December 28, 2012 10:06 PM

cont .... Well these races will be on the calendar next year and the years after ! Its not very encouraging for potential future employers to basically admit you will bottle it in the final and decisive part of the season every year !

I can not see how this guy could motivate a team to go the extra mile, or to attract top personal from other teams, or sponsors or do anything to move a team forward, to make a difference. He has shown what he can do and so far with zero impact on the F1 scene. Merc who brought him to F1 have made clear he isnt going to drive for the main team. His Force India drive must be on borrowed time, thats it really, there will be no McLaren, Red Bull, Ferrari, ... topdrive ever for Paul ! He is driving to keep a seat in any F1 team after 2013 from now on.

Apart from himself and some BBC guys nobody in F1 would have brought this topic up on their own anyway. I doubt Whitmarsh or Brawn had any sleepless nights over the matter Paul DiResta.


David Chaste - Unregistered

December 29, 2012 3:14 PM

To motivate the Mercedes DTM Guys to wrestle the DTM championship away from Audi, Norbert Haug and Dieter Zietsche dangled an F1 drive as a prize for any Mercedes driver who would become DTM Champion.

And Di Resta won the prize.

But Gary Paffet is more knowledgeable of F1 cars, but he couldn't beat Diresta in DTM.

He was part of the Mclaren young driver program along with Hamilton, Paffet, and a lot of other guys. In the end Ron Dennis felt Lewis was the best of the bunch. Had he impressed Ron Dennis then, he would have been in McLaren.

David Chaste - Unregistered

December 29, 2012 3:17 PM

I think he should be able to squeeze in a podium or two. From Hulkenberg's drive in Brazil, the whole team now knows it's possible at the right time and place.

He just needs to push hard to find that combination. He should focus on top 5 finishes instead of beating his next teammate, and that will take care of everything.

Jon464646

December 29, 2012 9:18 PM

I wish him well as a fellow Brit, but if he was as good as the 'hype' around him had suggested, then he would not be in a midfield team three seasons in a row. He would of already been snapped up by a top team. The hype is not his own doing, I just think he has been unlucky to be in the sport when it is incredibly competitive, both talent wise and money wise.
Look at Senna with Toleman, Schumacher with Jordan, Alonso with Minardi....they all showed they were on a level beyond their peers, and moved on very quickly to greater things......I rest my case.

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