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#101 ensign14

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:37

Meanwhile I'm overwhelmed by every newspaper and television station in the UK fawning all over Max Chilton.

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#102 Youichi

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:45

He was never highly rated by the top teams otherwise he might still be in the sport, there has to be a good reason why.


Well, Nick managed 12 seasons in F1, there has to be a good reason why.

DiResta isn't going to manage 12 seasons.

#103 Gintonious

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 13:32

Nae wonder the guy comes across a bit strange.

On the way up he is quicker than Vettel yet Vettel goes all the way because he has the Red Bull backing.
Gets his big chance in F1 test but McLaren say he is too tall to be an F1 driver. Gets punted into DTM then cockpit rules are changed to accomodate Webber/Wurtz.
Does well in the DTM with old car.
Wins DTM with good car and gets another chance at F1 because of Haug.
Has to get a Manaco address so that he can join the tax free brigade that is F1 then does not get paid in 2012.
Does well in his maiden season despite Force India using split strategy which gives a false view of your performance against your team mate.
Has to put up with the fawning by the BBC team of failures and fan boys.
Gets a chance at Ferrari with one year deal but ends up in dispute with his manager because his boy needs to move on and Ferrari would be as good a place to go as anywhere.

I could go on.

If he is lucky and keeps his seat for this season there is a chance he might shine. If on the other hand he reads the hate on here, from people who have done nothing in motorsport terms, I suspect, mentally, it will be game over.

Give they guy a chance. He is a great talent but has been struggling with all the crap that a money making scam controlled by a benevolent dictator brings. I hope he bounces back but in a pay formula I very much doubt it.


Is that true about the being too tall for a drive? What rules were changed?

#104 SpartanChas

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 13:57

He's only 185 cm to Coulthards 182.

Oh and the bbc team of failures that owned a winning F1 team/drove for McLaren for nine seasons?

Edited by SpartanChas, 23 January 2013 - 14:05.


#105 D.M.N.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 14:05

I'm not a particular fan of di Resta's - to me he comes across like a charisma vacuum on TV. BBC and Sky do a lot of features with him, and dull is the appropriate word unfortunately. On the track, he's a good driver, but just that, I've seen nothing to suggest otherwise in his few years at Force India.

Regarding whether he is under threat - I do think he will be kicking himself at losing Anthony Hamilton if he does lose his seat. He's managed by Button's manager team now though so he should be okay.

#106 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 14:11

I dare say Button's management team has shown more skill than Hamilton's? *I* could manage Lewis Hamilton, the job is easy when you have a guy in demand.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 14:26

Heidfeld was a better driver than di Resta can ever dream of being. He never quite took to final step to top race winner, but then he very rarely had the machinery, and he kept a lot of highly rated drivers very honest indeed as team mates.


That maybe so, but what they seem to have in common is that neither of them are top tier and neither overloaded with charisma.

#108 brakedisc

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 18:28

He's only 185 cm to Coulthards 182.

Oh and the bbc team of failures that owned a winning F1 team/drove for McLaren for nine seasons?




He was tested by McLaren and was told he was too tall. Trust me.

DC "failed" when he let his team mate past in OZ. Nice guy but not hard enough.

EJ took the money (lots of it ) and ran. Another nice guy on the surface but not trustworthy when it comes to money. Worked in a bank when I first met him.



#109 Currahee

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 21:42


di Resta is on A Question Of Sport tonight at 10:35 on BBC1 for the Brits.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 22:02

Nae wonder the guy comes across a bit strange.

On the way up he is quicker than Vettel yet Vettel goes all the way because he has the Red Bull backing.
Gets his big chance in F1 test but McLaren say he is too tall to be an F1 driver. Gets punted into DTM then cockpit rules are changed to accomodate Webber/Wurtz.
Does well in the DTM with old car.
Wins DTM with good car and gets another chance at F1 because of Haug.
Has to get a Manaco address so that he can join the tax free brigade that is F1 then does not get paid in 2012.
Does well in his maiden season despite Force India using split strategy which gives a false view of your performance against your team mate.
Has to put up with the fawning by the BBC team of failures and fan boys.
Gets a chance at Ferrari with one year deal but ends up in dispute with his manager because his boy needs to move on and Ferrari would be as good a place to go as anywhere.
I could go on.

If he is lucky and keeps his seat for this season there is a chance he might shine. If on the other hand he reads the hate on here, from people who have done nothing in motorsport terms, I suspect, mentally, it will be game over.

Give they guy a chance. He is a great talent but has been struggling with all the crap that a money making scam controlled by a benevolent dictator brings. I hope he bounces back but in a pay formula I very much doubt it.


What is the basis for saying this? I thought there could have been a conflict concerning wanting the same drive as Lewis, but I assumed Mercedes was the most likely one.


#111 NotSoSilentBob

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 00:01

di Resta is on A Question Of Sport tonight at 10:35 on BBC1 for the Brits.


Bring the No Doz.

#112 Clatter

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:08

Well, Nick managed 12 seasons in F1, there has to be a good reason why.

DiResta isn't going to manage 12 seasons.


But the big teams always looked elsewhere.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:11

uhm... so what did he say on the show yesterday? :p anything about his teammate or if he is even going to be in FI next season? :p since I'm german I dont get bbc

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:27

But the big teams always looked elsewhere.

Maybe because big teams are only 3-4? BMW was kind of big team? Williams? Mercedes wanted to take him, before Schumi came. So, what you say is not exactly right.
True is, there are many drivers without the seat better than DiResta. Heidfeld and Sutil are maybe the best drivers, without F1 seat.

Edited by ivand911, 24 January 2013 - 13:33.


#115 Clatter

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:28

Nae wonder the guy comes across a bit strange.

On the way up he is quicker than Vettel yet Vettel goes all the way because he has the Red Bull backing.
Gets his big chance in F1 test but McLaren say he is too tall to be an F1 driver. Gets punted into DTM then cockpit rules are changed to accomodate Webber/Wurtz.
Does well in the DTM with old car.
Wins DTM with good car and gets another chance at F1 because of Haug.
Has to get a Manaco address so that he can join the tax free brigade that is F1 then does not get paid in 2012.
Does well in his maiden season despite Force India using split strategy which gives a false view of your performance against your team mate.
Has to put up with the fawning by the BBC team of failures and fan boys.
Gets a chance at Ferrari with one year deal but ends up in dispute with his manager because his boy needs to move on and Ferrari would be as good a place to go as anywhere.

I could go on.

If he is lucky and keeps his seat for this season there is a chance he might shine. If on the other hand he reads the hate on here, from people who have done nothing in motorsport terms, I suspect, mentally, it will be game over.

Give they guy a chance. He is a great talent but has been struggling with all the crap that a money making scam controlled by a benevolent dictator brings. I hope he bounces back but in a pay formula I very much doubt it.


Can you back any of that up with actual facts?

#116 ensign14

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 19:35

Well, Nick managed 12 seasons in F1, there has to be a good reason why.

So did de Cesaris.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 19:39

uhm... so what did he say on the show yesterday? :p anything about his teammate or if he is even going to be in FI next season? :p since I'm german I dont get bbc


Nothing, not that type of show, its a panel style question and answer quiz show, two teams with three people on each team.

They have one section where you have to guess the mystery person (using really close close ups and awkward camera shots to make it a bit harder) which turned out to be Heikki playing golf, Paul unsurprisingly got it right. I like the lad but he was, as usual, very quiet and didn't really say much but i guess he's just a very shy person!

EDIT: Found a clip of an old one on youtube, its is a bit ridiculous at times but i find it pretty funny, this is a special round though! -

Edited by olliek88, 24 January 2013 - 19:45.


#118 Sin

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 19:44

Nothing, not that type of show, its a panel style question and answer quiz show, two teams with three people on each team.

They have one section where you have to guess the mystery person which turned out to be Heikki playing golf, Paul unsurprisingly got it right. I like the lad but he was, as usual, very quiet and didn't really say much but i guess he's just a very shy person!



oooh I see :) thanks for clarifying didn't know that ;O.... well at least he is somewhere on tv.... I have barely seen anything of the german drivers since December ... they all vanished, except for an occasional tweet

#119 brakedisc

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 21:45

Can you back any of that up with actual facts?



I can but do not wish to give the source.

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#120 Clatter

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 23:44

I can but do not wish to give the source.


That's a no then.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 00:26

Paul di Rest-Zzzzzzzzzz...

Sorry I was imagining him talking and just fell asleep mid sentence.