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Paul di Resta
Paul di Resta
Driver Details
Nationality Flag of Scotland Scottish
Date of Birth 16/04/1986
Date of Death Unknown
Début Hockenheim 2007
Championships 1 (2010)
2014 Position 15th (36pts)
Wins 6
First Win Lausitzring 2008
Previous Teams Persson Motorsport
DTM Career
Total Entries 70 (70 Starts)
Pole Positions 6
Fastest Laps 8
Total Points

345

Current Season
Team HWA AG
Car Mercedes C63 DTM
Number Standings Points
3 8th 90
DIR 15 Livery
Paul di Resta is a former Formula One driver, who competes in the DTM in 2015.[1] di Resta is a former DTM champion, having won the 2010 edition of the championship before his f1 career began.[1]

Current SeasonEdit

di Resta competes for HWA as part of the Mercedes-Benz squad for the season.[1] 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.

BackgroundEdit

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.[1] 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.[1] He took the Euro Series title in 2006, before getting his chance in the DTM for 2007.[1]

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.[1] 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.[1]

DTM HistoryEdit

In his debut season, di Resta marked his territory with two second places in his first three races, taking fifth in the 2007 championship.[2] 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.[2] A second victory in Barcelona followed as di Resta made his way to second in the championship standings.[2]

Formula One FutureEdit

Third place in 2009 saw di Resta take a single victory, which came at his home race at Brands Hatch.[2] 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.[2] Two further victories at Oschersleben and Hockenheim 2010 handed di Resta the championship title with 71 points.[2]

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.[2] His difficult departure, however, clearly told, with di Resta failing to stand on the podium that year, with three fourth places his best result.[2] 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.

DTM EntriesEdit

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
Year Entrant No. Car Pos. Pts.
2007 Flag of Germany Persson Motorsport 19 AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2005 5th 32
2008 Flag of Germany HWA Team 4 AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2008 2nd 71
2009 Flag of Germany HWA Team 3 AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2009 3rd 45
2010 Flag of Germany HWA Team 7 AMG-Mercedes C-Klasse 2009 1st 71
2014 Flag of Germany HWA Team 6 Mercedes C-Coupé 15th 36
2015 Flag of Germany HWA Team 3 Mercedes C63 DTM 8th 90
2016 Flag of Germany HWA Team 3 Mercedes C63 DTM

Career ResultsEdit

Below is a table showing Paul di Resta's full DTM record.

DTM Championship Record
Year Rounds Pts. Pos.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
2007 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Flag of Spain Flag of Germany 32 5th
5th 2nd 2nd Ret 15th 3rd 14th 6th 3rd 8th
2008 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Spain Flag of France Flag of Germany 71 2nd
13th 4th 2nd 1st 5th 7th 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd
2009 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Britain Flag of Spain Flag of France Flag of Germany 45 3rd
5th 4th 7th 6th 4th Ret 1st 7th 2nd 3rd
2010 Flag of Germany Flag of Spain Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Britain Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Italy Flag of China 71 1st
4th 5th 2nd 10th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 9th 2nd
2014 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Hungary Flag of Germany Flag of Russia Flag of Austria Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Germany 36 15th
14th 4th 18th 15th Ret 18th 4th Ret Ret 4th
2015 Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Dutch Flag Flag of Austria Flag of Russia Flag of Germany Flag of Germany Flag of Germany 90 8th
3rd 22nd 14th 15th Ret 6th Ret 14th 3rd 9th 14th 15th 13th 6th 12th 2nd 4th 4th
Results Key
Symbol Meaning Symbol Meaning
1st Winner Ret Retired
2nd Second DSQ Disqualified
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

ReferencesEdit

Videos and Images:

References:

  1. 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. 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)

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