Paul di Resta is a Scottish racing driver, currently competing in Formula One with Force India. He is also a former DTM and Formula 3 Euroseries champion beating team mate and future Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel. He started his career racing in various competitive series of karts from 1994 until 2002, winning the British JICA Championship in 2001. He stepped up to single-seaters at the end of 2002, when he competed in the British Formula Renault Winter Series. He also won the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of The Year Award in 2004. Di Resta switched to the Formula Three Euroseries with Manor Motorsport in 2005 and moved to the ASM Formule 3 team in 2006, winning the championship with five wins. He also won the 2006 BP Ultimate Masters at Circuit Park Zandvoort. In 2007, di Resta switched to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) touring car racing series, for Mercedes. Di Resta made his Formula One race meeting début at the 2010 Australian Grand Prix and has been with the team since.
Assessment of Force India’s F1 career and their future prospects
Force India, with excellent management of their modest budget, have for the past few years successfully maintained their form while their rivals like Renault (now Lotus), Williams and Sauber have struggled to consistently maintain their pace over the years. Now the major question is how long can they keep up their form in the highly competitive and expensive world of Formula 1