|Paul di Resta|
|Date of Birth||16/04/1986|
|Date of Death||Unknown|
|2014 Position||15th (36pts)|
|First Win||Lausitzring 2008|
|Previous Teams||Persson Motorsport|
|Total Entries||70 (70 Starts)|
|Car||Mercedes C63 DTM|
di Resta competes for HWA as part of the Mercedes-Benz squad for the season. At the season opener, di Resta took third in the first race at Hockenheim, although he went on to finish dead last in the second race.
After six years in karting, di Resta took the honours in the McLaren-Mercedes "Champions-of-the-Future" Series in 2000 and 2001, before moving into British Formula Renault. In three seasons, di Resta managed to secure third in the series at his third attempt, before moving to the Formula 3 Euro Series in 2005. He took the Euro Series title in 2006, before getting his chance in the DTM for 2007.
After becoming a Force India driver in Formula One for 2011, di Resta looked set to pursue a successful career in the premier form of motorsport. However, after three seasons, di Resta was forced out of his F1 seat, despite being a consistent points scorer for his team, returning to the DTM with his former team.
In his debut season, di Resta marked his territory with two second places in his first three races, taking fifth in the 2007 championship. In 2008, di Resta was handed a new 2008 Mercedes C-Class run by Team HWA, and duly delievered a first victory at the Lausitzring. A second victory in Barcelona followed as di Resta made his way to second in the championship standings.
Formula One FutureEdit
Third place in 2009 saw di Resta take a single victory, which came at his home race at Brands Hatch. Yet, it was in 2010, which saw another home victory, when di Resta made his mark, having already been given a testing role in F1. Two further victories at Oschersleben and Hockenheim 2010 handed di Resta the championship title with 71 points.
After three seasons in F1, di Resta returned to the DTM in 2014 having been forced out of Grand Prix racing at the end of 2013. His difficult departure, however, clearly told, with di Resta failing to stand on the podium that year, with three fourth places his best result. 2015 started much brighter for di Resta, as he took third in the opening race.
Full DTM RecordEdit
di Resta's full results from his 70 starts in the DTM are outlined in a series of tables below.
The list below includes all of the teams and cars, as well as overall finishing positions for di Resta during his DTM career:
|Paul di Resta's Overall DTM Record|
|2007||Persson Motorsport||19||AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2005||5th||32|
|2008||HWA Team||4||AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2008||2nd||71|
|2009||HWA Team||3||AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2009||3rd||45|
|2010||HWA Team||7||AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2009||1st||71|
|2014||HWA Team||6||Mercedes C-Coupé||15th||36|
|2015||HWA Team||3||Mercedes C63 DTM||8th||90|
|2016||HWA Team||3||Mercedes C63 DTM|
Below is a table showing Paul di Resta's full DTM record.
|DTM Championship Record|
|3rd||Third||DNS||Did Not Start|
|7th||Points Scorer||NC||Not Classified|
|Italics||Qualifying Race||C||Race Cancelled|
|16th||Non-points finish||†||Non-Championship Race|
Videos and Images:
- Crosa, '2009 Noisring DTM round', wikipedia.org, (Wikipedia, 26/06/2009), http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Paul_di_Resta#/media/File:Paul_di_resta_2009.jpg, (Accessed 17/05/2015)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 'Paul di Resta', dtm.com, (DTM, 2015), http://www.dtm.com/en/driver/paul-di-resta?language=en-gb, (Accessed 14/05/2015)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 'Paul di Resta', wikipedia.org, (Wikipedia, 06/05/2015), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_di_Resta, (Accessed 14/05/2015)