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Di Resta Confirmed at Force India.


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#1 olliek88

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 17:51

http://www.forceindi...m/paul-di-resta


Paul Di Resta enters his third season as a full-time F1 race driver with Sahara Force India in 2013.


Shocking news i know!

Edited by olliek88, 31 January 2013 - 17:58.


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#2 P123

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:00

Good news.

#3 Harry

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:05

Should be interesting to see if he gets beaten by his team mate for the third season in a row.

#4 Bloggsworth

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:06

Should be interesting to see if he gets beaten by his team mate for the third season in a row.



Are you Australian, you're whinging like one who has just lost the Ashes...

#5 MaxisOne

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:07

Glad at least one driver is confirmed ... Hoping for a Sutil comeback to top it off.

#6 jrg19

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:10

I wonder who he'll get beat off this year, guess we'll know tomorrow.

#7 Harry

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:11

Are you Australian, you're whinging like one who has just lost the Ashes...

Hey man, it has to be said. If the rumours are true & it is indeed Sutil, and he does get beaten yet again, it will all but confirm Di Resta as the worse driver. If it's someone else then surely questions will be asked about his ability.

It will be interesting, just saying.

Edited by Harry, 31 January 2013 - 18:12.


#8 Anja

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:18

I guess they needed someone to uncover the car tomorrow.

#9 SealTheDiffuser

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:21

I guess they needed someone to uncover the car tomorrow.


there will be a shakedown tomorrow, someone has to drive it.

#10 Gintonious

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 18:46

Yay, another year of Paul talking about someday driving for a top flight team.

#11 Group B

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 19:18

Well if the Bianchi news is true FI might finally have found someone the new Scotch Fangio can actually beat while he waits for Ferrari to summon him.

#12 Sakae

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 19:20

I think someone from FI follows this BB.

#13 bub

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 19:20

di Resta grrr.

#14 Fastcake

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 20:59

I think someone from FI follows this BB.


They may well of seen that everyone was beginning to speculate di Resta wasn't going to drive this year, but I would love it if Force India hired him solely to piss half of you off :lol:

#15 TF110

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 21:04

Sutil says he's certain he'll be in F1 this year, so here at Force as DiResta's teammate? That's my guess as well.

#16 Anja

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 21:04

Sutil says he's certain he'll be in F1 this year, so here at Force as DiResta's teammate? That's my guess as well.

Alguersuari was quite certain as well...

#17 TF110

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 21:10

Alguersuari was quite certain as well...

:rolleyes: Alguersuari isn't in contention for FI's seat, we all know this.

#18 Anja

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 21:11

But he was.

#19 Sakae

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 21:13

They may well of seen that everyone was beginning to speculate di Resta wasn't going to drive this year, but I would love it if Force India hired him solely to piss half of you off :lol:

I think you giving them far too much of a credit.

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#20 chumma

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 21:23

Disappointed...I like Paul but I think he i going to be another Coulthard but with far less talent, or maybe he is just in F1 at the wrong time when drivers of Hamilton, Alonso and Vettel's calibre are around, which makes him looks less impressive, I think its a general fact that F1 hasn't had so any top tier drivers racing at the same time at the top of their game, in a very long time, mid to late 80's Mansell Senna Prost and Piquet.

#21 pacificquay

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 22:15

This was never in any doubt, I am baffled as to why so many on this forum thought he hadn't been confirmed.

Incidentally, David Coulthard reckons di Resta is a more complete driver than he was himself.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 22:19

:rolleyes: Alguersuari isn't in contention for FI's seat, we all know this.

He meant someone being certain they'll be in F1 doesn't mean they will. :rolleyes:

#23 fisssssi

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 22:49

Dang. I really thought there was hope.

#24 oetzi

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 00:16

Disappointed...I like Paul but I think he i going to be another Coulthard but with far less talent, or maybe he is just in F1 at the wrong time when drivers of Hamilton, Alonso and Vettel's calibre are around, which makes him looks less impressive, I think its a general fact that F1 hasn't had so any top tier drivers racing at the same time at the top of their game, in a very long time, mid to late 80's Mansell Senna Prost and Piquet.

:rotfl:

You think he'd have been nailed on to shine in a turbo car? Or have given Clark or Schumacher a run for their money? Don't get me wrong, he's a nice guy, his Auntie cuts my mother-in-law's hair, but he's not even the best driver in his family. Come on.

Edited by oetzi, 01 February 2013 - 00:17.


#25 TF110

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 00:24

He meant someone being certain they'll be in F1 doesn't mean they will. :rolleyes:

I didn't say he will, I said that's my guess. Next time read the whole comment before making assumptions like that.

#26 TheUltimateWorrier

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 00:57

He meant someone being certain they'll be in F1 doesn't mean they will. :rolleyes:

Sutil says he's certain he'll be in F1 this year, so here at Force as DiResta's teammate? That's my guess as well.

I didn't say he will, I said that's my guess. Next time read the whole comment before making assumptions like that.

In fairness, you did mention Sutil is certain he'll be in F1 this year.

#27 packapoo

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:30

Another seat wasted :(

#28 understeer

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:44

Beaten by Sutil in 2011 by 15 points
Beaten by Hulk in 2012 by 17 points

Still he deserves another year to prove himself. :confused:

#29 Jimisgod

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:01

Beaten by Sutil in 2011 by 15 points
Beaten by Hulk in 2012 by 17 points

Still he deserves another year to prove himself. :confused:


Grosjean

Beaten by Alonso in 2009 by 13 points
Beaten by Kimi in 2012 by 111 points

Yet some think he is a potential WDC :lol: :drunk:

#30 teejay

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:40

Waste of a seat.

#31 Vickyy

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:14

Grosjean

Beaten by Alonso in 2009 by 13 points
Beaten by Kimi in 2012 by 111 points

Yet some think he is a potential WDC :lol: :drunk:


Absolutely. I don't understand why he is such an easy target.
He did a decent job except second half of last season. He completed most number of laps in 2011 that too in his debut season.
He accumulated most of the points when car was way behind Sauber and Williams in first half of the 2012 season.

On the topic beaten by teammates: Webber was trumped by Vettel since both are teammates, same goes with Grosjean and theoretically Heikki Kovalinen.
So now questioning him deserving the seat is ludicrous and ridiculous.


#32 seahawk

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:33

Now, they just need to sign Senna for the second seat and they have a well balanced driver pairing.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:56

He did a decent job except second half of last season. He completed most number of laps in 2011 that too in his debut season.

What? :drunk:

He accumulated most of the points when car was way behind Sauber and Williams in first half of the 2012 season.

Now I'm confused. :confused:

#34 Kingshark

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:03

Now, they just need to sign Senna for the second seat and they have a well balanced driver pairing.

That would be a disgrace on the face of F1. Never before would there have been such an obvious pay driver in a midfield team.

#35 Vickyy

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:10

What? :drunk:

Now I'm confused. :confused:

Which part?

#36 george1981

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:15

He's a reasonable driver and his confirmation shows that FI don't need two pay drivers which good for them.

#37 David Lightman

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:48

I can't wait to see his beaming, happy face when he talks about this news. I love the guy's enthusiasm and exuberance, it's like having James Hunt back with us.

Oh.

Nurse! My medication!!

#38 TF110

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:46

I didn't say he will, I said that's my guess. Next time read the whole comment before making assumptions like that.
In fairness, you did mention Sutil is certain he'll be in F1 this year.

I said

Sutil says he's certain he'll be in F1 this year, so here at Force as DiResta's teammate? That's my guess as well.


So what is the problem? If Sutil is going to be in F1, I think it will be here at Force India. :wave:

Edited by TF110, 01 February 2013 - 08:47.


#39 Harry

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:51

I hope it is Sutil, what he achieved in 2011 is very underrated in my opinion.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:53

Which part?


You're saying that he was better than the Hulk in the first half of the season and great in the second half... yet he was firmly beaten last year. It doesn't make a great deal of sense.

I know a load of casual fans that rate DiResta, lobbyism from the BBC seems to have worked wonders.

However, I think he deserves the seat at FI, he's a midfield calibre driver in a midfield team. Sure Sutil beat him, but he's always looked fairly quick (if inconsistent) and the Hulk was at one point being tipped for greatness. I think Paul is about where he deserves to be on merit.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:36

Now, they just need to sign Senna for the second seat and they have a well balanced driver pairing.

:lol:
Good one :up:

#42 F1ultimate

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:53

Finally he can breath out. All this uncertainty must have left him constipated.

#43 oetzi

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:55

Finally he can breath out. All this uncertainty must have left him constipated.

Easy mistake to make, but that's just the way he is.

#44 Jackmancer

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:14

Just wondering; does Di Resta have Italian forefathers or something? Italian colours in his helmet and Di Resta doesn't sound Scottisch at all.

#45 pacificquay

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:16

Obviously.



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:18

And don't forget his cousin is Dario Franchitti :cool:

#47 oetzi

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:22

That's a common mistake to make. Actually, Latinate Celtic names are given the patronymic 'di', whereas Gaelic Celtic names can take the patronymic Mac, Mc or O' amongst others. Therefore, in the same way that Jermaine Sporran would be a viable name, with the addition of the patronymic it becomes Jermaine McSporran. In the same way, Joe Calzaghe, a Welsh Latinate Celtic name becomes, with the addtion of the patronymic, Joe di Calzaghe.

No need to confuse things by questioning someone's nationality.

#48 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:38

@glenn_autosport: No Jules Bianchi at Force India launch, but @Autosport_Ed spots one of his sponsors on the new car http://t.co/2CeBMS7p

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:56

Absolutely. I don't understand why he is such an easy target.
He did a decent job except second half of last season. He completed most number of laps in 2011 that too in his debut season.
He accumulated most of the points when car was way behind Sauber and Williams in first half of the 2012 season.

On the topic beaten by teammates: Webber was trumped by Vettel since both are teammates, same goes with Grosjean and theoretically Heikki Kovalinen.
So now questioning him deserving the seat is ludicrous and ridiculous.

Yes - he is so rubbish that if you rank all the 9 driver pairings who scored points in 2012 as a percentage of the lower placed against their team mate he comes a lowly 3rd in the table with 73%, only beaten by Button (99%) and Kobyashi(91%).
But there again, since when have the facts meant anything to a large number of posters on here :rolleyes:

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 13:32

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