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Paul di Resta information & statistics

Paul di Resta information & statistics
Name Paul di Resta
Country Paul di Resta information & statistics United Kingdom
Place of Birth West Lothian
Date of Birth Apr 16th 1986 - 28 years old
First Race Mar 27th 2011 Australian Grand Prix result
Last Race Nov 24th 2013 Brazilian F1 GP result
Best Qualifying 4 - Sep 9th 2012 Italian Grand Prix result
Best Result 4 - (2 times)

Paul di Resta F1 statistics

Races 58
Drivers' Titles 0
Victories 0
Poles 0
Podiums 0
Points 121
Fastest Laps 0
Laps 3272

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Biography

Paul di Resta Biography

Paul di Resta information & statistics

Paul di Resta’s F1 debut in Australia driving the Force India VJM04

Make or break is an overused term but is sums up the 2013 season for Paul di Resta. The Scot is entering his third season in the sport, but has yet to finish ahead of his team mates in the championship come November. With moves to big teams expected in the future, di Resta needs to cement his tag as ‘the next big thing’.

In Britain we have always made hype around the 26 year-old, and his junior career merits it. In 2006 he became the Formula Three champion, beating his team mate and future F1 winner Sebastian Vettel. A strange career move saw him end up in DTM, where he eventually won the 2010 championship beating the likes of David Coulthard and Ralf Schumacher.

His talent was spotted by McLaren, for who he competed for at a test, and Force India, but Paul narrowly missed out on a race seat, although became test driver for Force India in 2010. Here he competed in several tests, replacing Adrian Sutil. In 2011 he was confirmed as a race driver and impressed alongside the vastly more experienced Sutil. A first point arrived in his first race after both Sauber were disqualified, and scored another point in his second race in Malaysia. After a dry mid-season, di Resta was back in the points in Hungary, Italy and Singapore, where he finished a career best 6th. 27 points saw him finish 13 the overall standings after an impressive first season.

Paul di Resta information & statistics

Paul di Resta driving the Force India VJM05 in Singapore 2012

With Nico Hulkenberg guaranteed to be a Force India driver for the 2012 season, the team had a decision regarding the second seat and whether they would retain the long serving Sutil or young di Resta. They retained the Scot and what a wise move it proved to be. A strong start to the season in an improved Force India car saw di Resta dominate his highly rated team mate. As the season progressed and di Resta impressed, there was a number of rumours linking him with big moves to Ferrari, Mercedes and McLaren. However it became increasingly apparent that no move was coming, and this coincided with a drop in form, while team mate Hulkenberg went from strength to strength.

Eventually he finished the season in 14th, although with 46 points it was his best ever season. Force India was quick to confirm di Resta in the team for 2013, and he will race alongside the returning Sutil. If the Brit can produce a whole season driving the way he was in the first half of 2012, a big move will surely be on the cards soon. However a lack of improvement could see him resigned to mid table teas for the baulk of his career. Only time will tell, but 2013 is make or break for di Resta.

Championship Results

Paul di Resta F1 Championship Results

Year Team Engine Races 1st 2nd 3rd Podiums Poles Laps Fastest Avg Pts Points
2013 Paul di Resta information & statistics Force India Mercedes 19 0 0 0 0 0 1029 0 2.53 48
2012 Paul di Resta information & statistics Force India Mercedes 20 0 0 0 0 0 1138 0 2.30 46
2011 Paul di Resta information & statistics Force India Mercedes 19 0 0 0 0 0 1105 0 1.42 27

Race Results

Paul di Resta F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
58 2013 2013 Brazilian F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 12 11 0
57 2013 2013 United States F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 11 16 0
56 2013 2013 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 11 6 8
55 2013 2013 Indian F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 12 8 4
54 2013 2013 Japanese F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 12 11 0
53 2013 2013 Korean F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 15 Ret Spun off 0
52 2013 2013 Singapore F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 17 20 0
51 2013 2013 Italian F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 15 22 0
50 2013 2013 Belgian F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 5 Ret Accident 0
49 2013 2013 Hungarian F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 18 18 0
48 2013 2013 German F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 12 11 0
47 2013 2013 British F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 22 9 2
46 2013 2013 Canadian F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 17 7 6
45 2013 2013 Monaco F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 17 9 2
44 2013 2013 Spanish F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 10 7 6
43 2013 2013 Bahrain F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 5 4 12
42 2013 2013 Chinese F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 11 8 4
41 2013 2013 Australian F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 9 8 4
40 2013 2013 Malaysian F1 GP result 14 Force India Mercedes 15 Ret Wheel nut 0
39 2012 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 10 19 0
38 2012 2012 United States Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 13 15 0
37 2012 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 12 9 2
36 2012 2012 Indian Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 16 12 0
35 2012 2012 Korean Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 14 12 0
34 2012 2012 Japanese Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 11 12 0
33 2012 2012 Singapore Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 6 4 12
32 2012 2012 Italian Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 4 8 4
31 2012 2012 Belgian Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 9 10 1
30 2012 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 12 12 0
29 2012 2012 German Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 9 11 0
28 2012 2012 British Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 10 Ret Puncture 0
27 2012 2012 European Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 10 7 6
26 2012 2012 Canadian Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 8 11 0
25 2012 2012 Monaco Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 14 7 6
24 2012 2012 Spanish Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 12 14 0
23 2012 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 10 6 8
22 2012 2012 Chinese Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 15 12 0
21 2012 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 14 7 6
20 2012 2012 Australian Grand Prix result 11 Force India Mercedes 15 10 1
19 2011 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 11 8 4
18 2011 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 10 9 2
17 2011 2011 Indian Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 12 13 0
16 2011 2011 Korean Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 9 10 1
15 2011 2011 Japanese Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 12 12 0
14 2011 2011 Singapore Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 10 6 8
13 2011 2011 Italian Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 11 8 4
12 2011 2011 Belgian Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 17 11 0
11 2011 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 11 7 6
10 2011 2011 German Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 12 13 0
9 2011 2011 British Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 6 15 0
8 2011 2011 European Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 12 14 0
7 2011 2011 Canadian Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 11 18 Accident 0
6 2011 2011 Monaco Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 13 12 0
5 2011 2011 Spanish Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 16 12 0
4 2011 2011 Turkish Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 13 Ret Wheel 0
3 2011 2011 Chinese Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 8 11 0
2 2011 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 14 10 1
1 2011 2011 Australian Grand Prix result 15 Force India Mercedes 14 10 1

Teammate Comparison

Paul di Resta Teammate Comparison

Season Team Team Mate Best Pos Points Wins Poles Position Qualifying
2011 Force India Adrian Sutil 6 6 27 42 0 0 0 0 8 11 9 10
2012 Force India Nico Hülkenberg 4 4 46 63 0 0 0 0 9 11 10 10
2013 Force India Adrian Sutil 4 5 48 30 0 0 0 0 11 8 12 7

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