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Paul di Resta
NamePaul di Resta
CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Place of BirthWest Lothian
Date of BirthApr 16th 1986 - 32 years old
First RaceMar 27th 2011 Australian Grand Prix result
Last RaceJul 30th 2017 Hungarian F1 GP result
Best Qualifying4th - Sep 9th 2012 Italian Grand Prix result
Best Result4th - (2 times)
Paul di Resta F1 statistics

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Paul di Resta Biography

Paul di Resta Australia Force India VJM04

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 Singapore 2012

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.

After 3,5 year he got his change to drive the Williams FW40 at the 2017 Hungarian grand prix to replace Felipe Massa who was ill and could not qualify for the race. During the 3rd practice he stepped out of his race car and wasn't able to go on.

Paul di Resta who was called to replace sick Martin Brundle to work as commentator for television, was again called by pregnant Claire Williams to replace Felipe Massa for the qualifying session and race. He only had driven the FW40 on the simulator and had to use Fellipe's setup. He qualified 19th and was only 0,766 sec slower then his team mate Lance Stroll who qualified 17th, which was a huge result and got him huge respect.

Championship Results


Paul di Resta F1 Championship Season Results



Paul di Resta F1 Championships Summary

YearTeamEngineRaces1st2nd3rdPodiumsPolesLapsFastestAvg PtsPoints
2017 United Kingdom Williams Mercedes1000006200.000
2013 India Force India Mercedes190000097602.5348
2012 India Force India Mercedes2000000113802.3046
2011 India Force India Mercedes1900000110501.4227



Paul di Resta F1 GP Race Classifications

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Paul di Resta F1 GP Race Results

5920172017 Hungarian F1 GP result40WilliamsMercedes19RetTechnical0
5820132013 Brazilian F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes12110
5720132013 United States F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes11160
5620132013 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes1168
5520132013 Indian F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes1284
5420132013 Japanese F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes12110
5320132013 Korean F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes15RetSpun off0
5220132013 Singapore F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes17200
5120132013 Italian F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes15RetCollision0
5020132013 Belgian F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes5RetAccident0
4920132013 Hungarian F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes18180
4820132013 German F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes12110
4720132013 British F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes2292
4620132013 Canadian F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes1776
4520132013 Monaco F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes1792
4420132013 Spanish F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes1076
4320132013 Bahrain F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes5412
4220132013 Chinese F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes1184
4120132013 Malaysian F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes15RetWheel nut0
4020132013 Australian F1 GP result14Force IndiaMercedes984
3920122012 Brazilian Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes10190
3820122012 United States Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes13150
3720122012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes1292
3620122012 Indian Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes16120
3520122012 Korean Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes14120
3420122012 Japanese Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes11120
3320122012 Singapore Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes6412
3220122012 Italian Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes484
3120122012 Belgian Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes9101
3020122012 Hungarian Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes12120
2920122012 German Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes9110
2820122012 British Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes10RetPuncture0
2720122012 European Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes1076
2620122012 Canadian Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes8110
2520122012 Monaco Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes1476
2420122012 Spanish Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes12140
2320122012 Bahrain Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes1068
2220122012 Chinese Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes15120
2120122012 Malaysian Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes1476
2020122012 Australian Grand Prix result11Force IndiaMercedes15101
1920112011 Brazilian Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes1184
1820112011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes1092
1720112011 Indian Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes12130
1620112011 Korean Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes9101
1520112011 Japanese Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes12120
1420112011 Singapore Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes1068
1320112011 Italian Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes1184
1220112011 Belgian Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes17110
1120112011 Hungarian Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes1176
1020112011 German Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes12130
920112011 British Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes6150
820112011 European Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes12140
720112011 Canadian Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes1118Accident0
620112011 Monaco Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes13120
520112011 Spanish Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes16120
420112011 Turkish Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes13RetWheel0
320112011 Chinese Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes8110
220112011 Malaysian Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes14101
120112011 Australian Grand Prix result15Force IndiaMercedes14101



Paul di Resta F1 Podium Finishes




Paul di Resta F1 Pole Positions


Teammate Comparison


Paul di Resta Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2011Force IndiaAdrian Sutil6627420000811910
2012Force IndiaNico Hülkenberg44466300009111010
2013Force IndiaAdrian Sutil4548300000118127
2017WilliamsLance Stroll18140000000101



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Wolff: Wehrlein a contender for Williams seat

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October 5, 2017 with 0 Comments.

Kubica and di Resta in Williams 'shootout' test

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