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Name Paul di Resta
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Place of Birth West Lothian
Date of Birth Apr 16th 1986 - 34 years old
Season Entries 4
First Race 2011 Australian Grand Prix
Last Race 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix
Best Qualifying 4th - 2012 Italian Grand Prix
Best Result 4th - (2 times)

Paul di Resta F1 Stats

Race Starts 59
Race Wins 0
Pole Positions 0
Fastest Laps 0
Podiums 0
Points Finishes 26 (44,1%)
Retirements 8 (13,6%)
Total Points 121
Total Laps 3.279

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Biography

 

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.

Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 30 July 2017. Paul di Resta, Williams Martini Racing.

Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Sunday 30 July 2017. Paul di Resta, Williams

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 great result and got him huge respect.

Seasons

 

Paul di Resta Final Championship Results

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Paul di Resta F1 Seasons Summary

Year Team Engine GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL Avg Pts Points
2017 United Kingdom Williams Mercedes 1 0 0 0 0 0 60 0 0.00 0
2013 India Force India Mercedes 19 0 0 0 0 0 976 0 2.53 48
2012 India Force India Mercedes 20 0 0 0 0 0 1138 0 2.30 46
2011 India Force India Mercedes 19 0 0 0 0 0 1105 0 1.42 27

Races

 

Paul di Resta F1 GP Race Classifications

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Paul di Resta F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
59 2017 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix 40 Williams Mercedes 19 DNF Oil leak 0
58 2013 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 12 11 0
57 2013 2013 USA Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 11 15 0
56 2013 2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 11 6 8
55 2013 2013 Indian Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 12 8 4
54 2013 2013 Japanese Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 12 11 0
53 2013 2013 Korean Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 15 DNF Spun off 0
52 2013 2013 Singapore Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 17 20 0
51 2013 2013 Italian Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 15 DNF Collision 0
50 2013 2013 Belgian Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 5 DNF Accident 0
49 2013 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 18 18 0
48 2013 2013 German Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 12 11 0
47 2013 2013 British Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 22 9 2
46 2013 2013 Canadian Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 17 7 6
45 2013 2013 Monaco Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 17 9 2
44 2013 2013 Spanish Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 10 7 6
43 2013 2013 Bahrain Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 5 4 12
42 2013 2013 Chinese Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 11 8 4
41 2013 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 15 DNF Wheel nut 0
40 2013 2013 Australian Grand Prix 14 Force India Mercedes 9 8 4
39 2012 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 10 19 0
38 2012 2012 USA Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 13 15 0
37 2012 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 12 9 2
36 2012 2012 Indian Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 16 12 0
35 2012 2012 Korean Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 14 12 0
34 2012 2012 Japanese Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 11 12 0
33 2012 2012 Singapore Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 6 4 12
32 2012 2012 Italian Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 4 8 4
31 2012 2012 Belgian Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 9 10 1
30 2012 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 12 12 0
29 2012 2012 German Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 9 11 0
28 2012 2012 British Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 10 DNF Puncture 0
27 2012 2012 European Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 10 7 6
26 2012 2012 Canadian Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 8 11 0
25 2012 2012 Monaco Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 14 7 6
24 2012 2012 Spanish Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 12 14 0
23 2012 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 10 6 8
22 2012 2012 Chinese Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 15 12 0
21 2012 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 14 7 6
20 2012 2012 Australian Grand Prix 11 Force India Mercedes 15 10 1
19 2011 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 11 8 4
18 2011 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 10 9 2
17 2011 2011 Indian Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 12 13 0
16 2011 2011 Korean Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 9 10 1
15 2011 2011 Japanese Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 12 12 0
14 2011 2011 Singapore Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 10 6 8
13 2011 2011 Italian Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 11 8 4
12 2011 2011 Belgian Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 17 11 0
11 2011 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 11 7 6
10 2011 2011 German Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 12 13 0
9 2011 2011 British Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 6 15 0
8 2011 2011 European Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 12 14 0
7 2011 2011 Canadian Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 11 18 Accident 0
6 2011 2011 Monaco Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 13 12 0
5 2011 2011 Spanish Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 16 12 0
4 2011 2011 Turkish Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 13 DNF Wheel 0
3 2011 2011 Chinese Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 8 11 0
2 2011 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 14 10 1
1 2011 2011 Australian Grand Prix 15 Force India Mercedes 14 10 1

Comparison

 

Paul di Resta Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2011Force IndiaAdrian Sutil6627420000811910
2012Force IndiaNico Hülkenberg44466300009111010
2013Force IndiaAdrian Sutil4548290000118127
2017WilliamsLance Stroll18140000000101

News

 

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2019 Brazilian F1 GP Post-Quali Press Conference

DRIVERS 1 – Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing) 2 – Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 3 – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) TRACK INTERVIEWS (Conducted by Paul Di Resta) Q: Max,..

November 17, 2019 with 0 Comments

2019 Japanese F1 GP Post-Race Press Conference

DRIVERS 1 – Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 2 – Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 3 – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) TRACK INTERVIEWS (Conducted by Paul Di Resta) Q: Congratulations..

October 14, 2019 with 0 Comments

Webber, Grosjean & Perez F1 Crash Abu Dhabi 2012

 When Sergio Pérez and Paul di Resta where fighting was Romain Grosjean trying to pass them. but when Sergio Pérez spinned, Romain Grosjean had to dodge Perez en crashed..

November 17, 2018 with 0 Comments

Paddy Lowe not commenting on Kubica test

Oct.18 - Paddy Lowe is remaining quiet about Robert Kubica's chances of joining Williams in 2018. Recently, Pole Kubica followed up his Renault test duties with a run in Williams'..

October 18, 2017 with 0 Comments

Lowe: Williams to keep Kubica test news 'private'

Oct.12 - Williams is not releasing info about Robert Kubica's test that took place at Silverstone this week. All a spokesman for the British team would say about the Pole's run in..

October 12, 2017 with 1 Comment

Massa questions Kubica-di Resta 'shootout'

Oct.6 - Felipe Massa has questioned the wisdom of Williams' apparent decision to hold a 'shootout' test between Robert Kubica and Paul di Resta. As it appears the duo are the..

October 6, 2017 with 0 Comments

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