@Prisoner-Monkeys @AdrianMorse That comment actually comes from the same interview where he’s talking about Schumacher.
Di Resta gave another interview on Sunday, I watched it and I don’t think that AUTOSPORT’s headline ‘Paul di Resta determined to pounce on 2014 F1 driver shake-up’ is a fair reflection of what he said.
It’s true that he’s talking himself up, indicating that McLaren signed Perez because of the sponsorship he brought (“Perez has some good backing”) and downplaying the fact that his team mate beat him in 2012 (“I lead the race in Bahrain, Hulkenberg lead in Brazil”). You have to filter the PR stuff / rubbish here.
But he isn’t saying that he’s already looking for a better seat for 2014, he’s simply answering questions and saying that he doesn’t bear a grudge against McLaren and that seats at the big teams might become available because of different reasons. Moreover, many drivers, including Webber and Hulkenberg, have admitted talking to other teams than the ones they will be with this year. And McLaren have made it very obvious that Perez wasn’t their 1st choice. So it’s not like di Resta is the only one, who says that he’s been considering other options (which, I’m sure, all drivers and teams have).