Paul di Resta

Discussion in 'Drivers' started by FB, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Bill Boddy

    Bill Boddy Professional layabout Premium Contributor

    He will moan if he doesn't get the job if Massa retires, but then he will moan every race if he does get the drive.
     
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  3. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives Not dead Contributor

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    The chance that Di Resta might get back into F1 is now the only reason I'm cheering Massa on for good results.
     
  4. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    oh dear well chances Di Resta will be back because I can't see how Massa is going to have a new lease of life knowing he's going to retire again this season

    Unless Williams are seriously going to give him another retirement send off at Brazil and then let Di Resta make his only appearance in the car

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  5. RasputinLives

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    I will repeat a statement I made a few years back. I will eat my hat if Paul Di Resta ever gets back into a race seat.
     
  6. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    I'll come and put the ketchup on for you. It would be most satisfying to watch after your years of persistent Di Resta bashing.
     
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  7. RasputinLives

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    Persistent is a strong word. Frequent is more like it ;) I just think but for his nationality he'd be long forgotten.

    I'll happily to the humble walk of I'm wrong. Can you make it BBQ sauce though Greenlantern101? Bit more flavour.
     
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  8. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    I don't know the ins and out of the Mercedes young driver programme but the ones that don't get the Merc F1 seat seemed to think its their right to be driving for Mercedes or a top team in F1 and have this attitude about them
    Di Resta, recently Werhlein and to some extent Heidfeld as well

    RasputinLives Williams always take the safe option when it comes to driver choices I would have thought they might keep a seat open for Bottas if he wants to return in 2018 if things don't go well at Mercedes
     
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  9. RasputinLives

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    Safe options like Lance Stroll? ;)
     
  10. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    No, you deserve no sauce, except this sauce!
     
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  11. Titch

    Titch Champion Elect Premium Contributor

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    I just find it very strange that Williams would reinstate Massa rather than put di Resta in the seat. Maybe they feel they must have one driver who's an experienced Williams driver, although what good experience has done them I'm not sure.
    But why choose Di Resta as reserve if they don't plan to use him, and is he just the reserve at the moment so that he can get some practice in, before Masa re-retires.
     
  12. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    It will relate to his Mercedes DTM contract, I shouldn't wonder.
     
  13. Il_leone

    Il_leone Champion Elect

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    RasputinLives Safe enough to overlook the much rated but not so courteous Wehrlein and believe in their own driver

    Titch Are not Williams backed by Bank of Brazil who no doubt want a Brazilian driver as part of pleasing sponsors?

    The fact is Massa is not as good as the top drivers means really Stroll should get close and even trounce him to retirement. I am not sure if Felipe really wants to be remembered for that ?
     
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  14. RasputinLives

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    Il_leone I'm confused. Can I check.we're on same page? You said Williams make 'safe' driver choices. I pointed out Williams have just gone for Lance Stroll, who by definition is not a safe choice and then you're suggesting Stroll is safer choice than Wherlein?
     
  15. Lewywo4

    Lewywo4 Race Winner


    Paul may whine, but I always felt that he would have done a better job for Williams than Felipe. The money that Felipe brought with Brazilian firms Petrobras, and Banco de Brazil may have played an important role in retaining Massa
     
  16. FB

    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Eh? Massa had retired and Williams planned to run Bottas and Stroll. Then Mercedes stumped up a load of cash (well, free engines anyway) to get Bottas so they asked Felipe to come back as they felt they needed continuity in the team. The decision to ask Massa to come back had stuff all to do with sponsors, he had gone long before the end of the season.
     
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  17. RasputinLives

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    And the fact that Di Resta has already been Williams reserve driver for around 12 months now and they chose to ask Massa back rather than Di Resta to step up speaks volumes.
     
  18. Titch

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    Put like that RasputinLives , Di Resta must be monumentally, shockingly bad.

    :D
     
  19. Rutherford

    Rutherford Podium Finisher

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    There are no Brazilian sponsors on the car for this season.

    Williams F1 Partners
     
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  20. RasputinLives

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    Lewywo4 you're not confusing Massa and Nasr are you? Nasr had backing from Banco de Brazil.
     
  21. Lewywo4

    Lewywo4 Race Winner

    RasputinLives.....it looks as if I was.

    Rutherford..........There are surely no Brazilian sponsors on that list.
     

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