Paul di Resta

Paul di Resta ( born April 16, 1986 in Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland ) is a British racing driver.

Di Resta won the 2006 Formula 3 Euro Series. From 2007 to 2010 he was active in the DTM for several teams of Mercedes -Benz. In 2010, he won the overall title with HWA. From 2011 to 2013 drove di Resta for Force India in Formula 1 His best overall finish of the series was the twelfth rank of 2013. 2014 occurs di Resta at a Mercedes racing in the DTM.

Di Resta is the cousin of the racer Dario Franchitti.

  • 2.1 Career stations
  • 2.2 Statistics in Formula 1 2.2.1 Individual Results


Beginnings in motorsport (1994-2006)

Di Resta began his motorsport career in 1994 in karting, where he was active until 2002. In addition, he gave 2002 his Formula racing debut in the Winter Championship British Formula Renault and was twelfth. 2003 joined di Resta in the British Formula Renault, finishing with a victory in seventh place overall. In 2004, he played his second season in this series for the British team Manor Motorsport. He decided four races for themselves and improved in the standings to third place. In addition, di Resta won the 2004 McLaren Autosport BRDC Award.

2005 moved di Resta in the Formula 3 Euro Series and stayed with Manor Motorsport. He scored a podium placing, finishing at the end of the season tenth overall. His team-mate Lucas di Grassi, who finished third, he was inferior to it. 2006 denied di Resta his second season in the Formula 3 Euro Series. He moved to the champion team ASM Formule 3, which had won in the previous year with Lewis Hamilton the championship. Di Resta won five races and secured the championship title. His biggest rival was his team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who eventually was runner-up. In addition, di Resta won the Formula 3 Masters at Zandvoort.

DTM (2007-2010)

For the 2007 season, he was engaged by Mercedes -Benz for the team Persson Motorsport for the DTM and received a two year old version of the AMG -Mercedes C-Class. He wrote DTM history by becoming in a so-called " last year's car ," the overall standings led the first driver. At the end of his first DTM season he was, even before the hitherto reigning champion Bernd Schneider, a current Mercedes model drove, fifth in the overall standings. In his first season di Resta managed four podium finishes, one win, however, was denied.

Thanks to its good performance di Resta won the 2008 season a new version of the AMG -Mercedes C-Class at Team HWA. In the fourth race at the Euro Speedway Lausitz he achieved his first DTM victory and he also provided the DTM lap record on this route. With another victory in Barcelona and five second places to di Resta at the end of the season the only Audi driver Timo Scheider had to admit defeat. 2009 remained di Resta at HWA and denied his third DTM season. He succeeded at the beginning of the season not to build on the successes of the previous year. After winning a race at Brands Hatch, he scored two more podium places and eventually finished in third place overall.

After he had attended the end of 2009 for Force India at official Formula 1 test runs, he was taken in February 2010 by Force India as a test driver for the 2010 season under contract. In this function, di Resta took his team to eight Friday practice part in the Formula 1 race weekends. He made his debut at the Grand Prix of Australia. Parallel to his test driver involvement remained di Resta at HWA in the DTM in 2010 and denied his fourth season. It first had to be content with three second places, he scored on his home race at Brands Hatch his first win of the season and won with more wins at Oschersleben and Hockenheim three races in a row. At the season finale in Shanghai handed him a second place for the championship ahead of his team mate Gary Paffett and Bruno Spengler to decide for themselves.

Formula 1 (2011-2013)

2011 left di Resta DTM and changed as a regular driver in Formula 1 For Force India, he completed alongside Adrian Sutil his first Formula 1 season. In the first two races he came in tenth place, respectively, for which there was a point to the finish. After two more points standings, he scored at the Singapore Grand Prix in sixth had hitherto been his best finish. He finished the season as the best rookie in 13th place in the Drivers' Championship and defeated Sutil internally with 27 to 42 points. Di Resta was in the 2011 season, the pilot, who had graduated in 1105 with 1133 possible laps, the most laps.

2012 remained di Resta at Force India and denied his second Formula 1 season. Nico Hulkenberg, he received a new teammates. Di Resta came in nine out of twenty races in the points to the finish. When the Singapore Grand Prix, he scored with a fourth place his best result of the season, which was his best finish so far in Formula 1. Di Resta finished 14th in the drivers' championship and defeated team internally Hulkenberg with 46 to 63 points.

2013 was di Resta at Force India once again under contract. With an eighth place in Australia, he started in the season. At the Grand Prix of Bahrain di Resta long time was on one of the first three positions. He finally came in fourth place finish. It was his best finish of the season. Di Resta finished the World Cup in twelfth. With 48 to 29 points, he sat down internally against Sutil. After the season di Resta lost his cockpit at Force India.

DTM ( 2014)

Di Resta came in 2014 in the DTM back. He gets a cockpit in a Mercedes team.


Career stations

  • 2006: Formula 3 Euro Series (Master)
  • 2007: DTM ( 5th place)
  • 2008: DTM ( 2nd place)
  • 2009: DTM ( 3rd place)
  • 2010: DTM ( Master )
  • 2010: Formula 1 ( test driver )
  • 2011: Formula 1 ( 13th place)
  • 2012: Formula 1 ( 14th)
  • 2013: Formula 1 ( 12th place)
  • 2014: DTM

Statistics in Formula 1

Individual results