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Di Resta admits Force India exit likely

11 December 2013

Paul di Resta has admitted that doesn't expect to remain with Force India for the 2014 F1 season, although he could still secure a place on the grid elsewhere.

The Scot has raced with the team since making his debut in 2011, with twelfth in the championship standings this season marking his highest finish to date.

With Force India having already re-signed Nico Hulkenberg for next year, di Resta has been left battling for the one remaining seat with team-mate Adrian Sutil and ex-McLaren man Sergio Perez.

Speaking at the High Court while giving evidence in his ongoing case with former manager Anthony Hamilton, di Resta admitted that he felt his time with the team was coming to an end, with a drive with Sauber or a return to the DTM being the likely options for 2014.

"(Force India) are speaking to me every two or three days," Di Resta was quoted by Sporting Life. "They may be interested. They may not. I believe they are in talks with Sergio Perez. It's looking likely that I will not be driving.

"The only team that really has any possibility is Sauber. There has been nothing other than a chat with my manager. I am [also] speaking to Mercedes-Benz for DTM."

Di Resta won the DTM title with Mercedes in 2010 prior to making the move into F1.


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