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Di Resta backs new investment

Paul di Resta backs the new investment being made in his Force India team
Paul di Resta says he is confident that the new investment being made in the Force India team will be positive for the future of the Silverstone-based outfit.

Force Indian announced yesterday that Indian company Sahara was to take a 42.5 per cent stake in the team in a deal worth $100 million [See separate story HERE].

That deal is set to provide additional funds to the team at a time when it is enjoying one its best season to date, with a number of points finish from both di Rest and team-mate Adrian Sutil helping Force India to sit sixth in the championship standings.

Current team principal Vijay Mallya will remain in his position having retained the same size stake as his new investors and di Resta said it was a move that would be good for the team moving forwards.


"What has now happened is a great thing for Force India, to have that investment coming in," he told BBC Sport. "As Vijay recently said, his team is becoming what he wants it to be now. I'm sure it will continue on an upward slope.

"At this point I don't know how the structure will work within the team. I understand Vijay will remain team principal, and he's the one who has guided this team to what it is, so you have to give him credit for that, and hopefully it will continue that way.

"I'm sure in the background things will change, but that's not a decision we're going to get brought into."

The Scot is widely expected to remain with Force India again next season although the team has said it is in no rush to firm up its driver pairing.



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10.09.2011- Paul di Resta (GBR) Force India VJM04
10.09.2011- Paul di Resta (GBR) Force India VJM04
24.09.2011- Saturday Practice, Paul di Resta (GBR) Force India VJM04
25.06.2017 - Race, Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 VJM10 and Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams FW40
25.06.2017 - Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010 and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H
25.06.2017 - Race, Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 VJM10
25.06.2017 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H leads Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams FW40 and Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 VJM10
25.06.2017 - Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB13 and Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010
25.06.2017 - Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB13 and Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010
25.06.2017 - Race, Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB13 and Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010
25.06.2017 - Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams FW40 leads Esteban Ocon (FRA) Sahara Force India F1 VJM10
25.06.2017 - Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010 leads Max Verstappen (NED) Red Bull Racing RB13
25.06.2017 - Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF70H leads Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010
25.06.2017 - Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010
25.06.2017 - Race, Valtteri Bottas (FIN) Mercedes AMG F1 W08 leads Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010
25.06.2017 - Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010 leads Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL) McLaren MCL32
25.06.2017 - Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010
25.06.2017 - Race, Sergio Perez (MEX) Sahara Force India F1 VJM010

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Rukster - Unregistered

October 13, 2011 9:15 PM

My attention is drawn more toward the seriously poor spelling and grammar of the person who wrote the article rather than the article itself... Very annoying!



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