Paul di Resta, Force India, Singapore, 2012

Di Resta surprised by Force India driver delay

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Paul di Resta, Force India, Singapore, 2012In the round-up: Paul di Resta says he is surprised Force India haven’t confirmed their driver line-up yet.


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Di Resta in the dark (Sky)

“I am surprised there has been nothing yet. The team have said they will announce it in good time as to where they are going to be, and I have to respect that.”

Gascoyne: Kovalainen should have shown more respect (Crash)

“Heikki is a very talented driver but, last year, his management did not handle him very well and he has not done himself any favours. It is a tough environment out there for everyone. He has had three years with Caterham, was paid well, and he should have shown more respect about that.”

Be the team leader Jenson: Stewart urges Button to be McLaren’s No. 1 driver this season ahead of new boy Perez (Daily Mail)

“You’ve someone in Jenson who knows the engineers, telemetry people, knows the business, and who has been there, seen it and done it. So I think he can do it again (win the world title) with the right equipment, and there cannot be a better supplier of that equipment than McLaren.”

Parr urges fans to demand more of F1 (Autosport)

“I think on one level Bernie [Ecclestone] does an amazingly good job of keeping people out, because it increases the fascination. But, on the other hand, people pay a lot of money to go to Silverstone, to subscribe to watch on satellite, and they deserve more access.”

Guido Forti 1940 ?ǣ 2013 (Joe Saward)

Guido Forti, whose eponymous team competed in Formula One in 1995 and 1996, has died.

Government questions Mallya?s claim of Kingfisher Airlines flying again (The Times of India)

“‘We… want Mallya to ensure proper funding before he can get the airline back in the sky again to ensure the airline is able to maintain its schedule and fly with utmost safety standards,’ said an official.”


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85 comments on “Di Resta surprised by Force India driver delay”

  1. Here’s a question for mike Gascoyne: if he admits the f1 team have underperformed, why did he move out of it after 18 months?

    As employee #1 surely he was the linchpin of the whole operation?

  2. Michael Brown (@)
    15th January 2013, 13:30

    Two things:
    First, Di Resta keeps talking as if he’s got the seat at Force India. But the fact is he doesn’t.

    Second, his comments that his teammate needs to be a team player suggests he is trying to assert himself in an Alonso-style role, but he’s never given performances like Hülkenburg and Pérez have.

    He’s good enough for an F1 seat, but he’s not the next star of F1.

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