F1 » McNish: Di Resta could fight for F1 title one day

Allan McNish: That result in Bahrain will give him a lot of confidence and belief in what he can do inside the car

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Matt - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 1:45 PM

Max Chilton is going to be a champion one day. And yes this statement is as ridicolous as saing Paul is going to be one day. They have crasy good car this year, hes lost every time to hes team mate when championship ends, Sutil has been away and still managed to be faster than Paul every now and then. The fact of the fact is Di Resta is at best a mediocre driver in F1.

Never ever going to be a champion in F1, period.

B27 - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 3:03 PM

Completely agree with you, Matt. Diresta has a good race every now and then, and when he does, all these Brits jump up and say how great he is. He was beat in '11, beat in '12, and Sutil is already on his pace after a year off. Having a few good races a year doesn't make a champion. Plus, he is a real pushover on track, as he rarely is an aggressive attacker or defender.

JJJ - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 3:11 PM

Also completely agree with matt. So far DiR has done just about enough to still be in F1 (also thanks to FI being a surprisingly loyal team to its drivers and a little help from Mercedes), but he hasn't shown anything near championship winning form in his previous 2 years.

In fact going by results there are at least two drivers who you'd have to say are potential championship contenders befor DiR: Hulkenberg and Sutil.

Sean - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 4:49 PM

OK, good call McNish ... Sothen, lets get you, DC and possibly Bartin Mrundle (intentional) together with old Whyte and MacKay to knock their heads together to get the neccessary package together to allow Paul to secure a seat with a team that might be able to deliver that consistent (as far as possible) car to allow him to really challenge for the wins? ... this would do Scotland many favours ( not that i really mind - I'm Irish) but I do like Di Resta's approach, methodical, calm and capable ... Merc would be the obvious move, but with Nico and Shammy there, can we see a return to the McLaren interest maybe? ... Lets not take anything away from what Force India have achieved, although will they do a Red Bull? Unlikely ... just saying! lol

Chamby - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 5:34 PM

I'm pretty sure Di Resta has had more articles hyping him up than any other driver since I've had an internet connection. And it's always the same 3 Scots doing all the hyping.


May 02, 2013 5:58 PM

Honestly I can't believe the amount of negativity on this site, I don't know how bad everyone's day is but it seems to me that everyone that comes on this site is here just to beat down all drivers, it really is tiring, petty and damn boring!

I think di Resta is going to surprise a few people this year and I sure hope he does just to shut everyone on this site up!

To the guy that says that the Brits just jump up and say how good he is when does well is completely wrong!

Us brits are by far the worst fans I've known, when one of our own doesn't do well, WE beat them down, every single british fan beats down di Resta, Button & Chilton constantly and less so Hamilton, they all have more supporters abroad.

Why can't you just support these guys and the opinions of people that actually know a lot more of what they're talking about than ourselves!

Chamby - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 6:52 PM

In all fairness Liam, Di Resta is the only driver i post negative comments about, and It's usually always because someone said he's the next big thing, without him actually doing anything worth saying that.

He's had 2 years to do something special, and his car has always been a decent Midfield car very capable of getting good results, but he just hasn't done anything fantastic.

Not everyone can be a world champion and i think he lacks the ability and that special something that most Champions have whether it be an X-factor, personality or ruthlessness.

loadalauda - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 8:40 PM

Take a look at the standings, take a look at the amount of points scored over the same amount of seasons Dir, Hulk, Sutil. Also take a look at the other 'great one-off' performances from the likes of drivers such as maldonado as well as perez promising podiums, even kamui. Now can you honestly say that these drivers have shown consistency in terms of points scoring situations. I dont mean to go on here but if you compare what your saying by downbeating di resta and his performances in a midfield team, regardless of his team mates beating him, he is pretty much outscoring them with being in the points. In order to win a championship, you have to be in the points every week regardless to be in contention. What Dir has done at least is be close or in them and as you can see he is punching well above his weight. I would say that in terms of impressing yes a podium or a win or even a fastest lap go a long way. The guys in charge of these teams dont want a miracle one off podium finishing dr

loadalauda - Unregistered

May 02, 2013 8:41 PM

......The guys in charge of these teams dont want a miracle one off podium finishing driver, they want a points scorer and a consistent one at that.
PDR is not aggressive in attacking or defending because he understands where his race is over the time it takes to finish. Tyres are everything this year and he is making sure to utilise what he can from each set. Bahrain proves this, 2 cars in the top 4 with only 2 stops... only two cars to do that from the field, getting the just?

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