RasputinLives I remember apparently Mercedes did help to get Sutil back into the Force India seat when everyone thought Bianchi was a certainty with Ferrari engines in mind
Not being confirmed but seeing he is the lead driver in terms of points unless someone brings more money substantially I don;t see Force India wanting to pay off Di Resta unless it was for a top team like they said
Like I said. I doubt Force India are overly chuffed with either driver right now and Di Resta has not exactly been complementary about the team and makes no secret he doesn't want to be there. Maybe if they see a driver they think has equal skill they'd be inclined to take him.
For instance if Perez or Hulkenberg were available I think they'd kick him out pretty quick. If you think that the second seat will go to someone with sponsors then that's game over really.
RasputinLives No Di Resta's moaning won;t help but the team has screwed him so many times in quali is unacceptable this season. A team can only put up with it so much
Sutil - should be just glad he's back in F1 and I would have given him a carpetting for deliberately blocking Hamilton at Canada and Monza which is costing team points because he wanted to make it personal
I agree Force India will want one driver with decent sponsors
Di Resta has to be just about the worst of all worlds when it comes to hiring an F1 driver.
He's not got any sponsors nor the media profile to attract any. His good performances aren't eye-catching and aren't frequent. He isn't consistent or particularly fast. He doesn't show off the machinery but does talk down the team. He's never going to open up a huge new market and is thoroughly overshadowed in his home country.
He's not even going to become a Kobayashi-style media darling cult hero. I don't know why you'd hire him.
no-FIAt-please - I'm not saying he is, but it doesn't help Force India that you only ever see their cars when they're either sitting in a tyre barrier, in the background of something else or sitting in the pitlane. Even having someone equivalent but more flamboyant might just get them on TV more.
And what does di Resta have? His only claim to fame is beating Vettel for the F3 championship in 2006, the year Seb nearly lost his finger. What has he done in F1 so far? A lot of moaning. At least Ricciardo has a reputation for something positive.
sushifiesta it helps there is a Dark Lord named Helmut Marko sticking the knife into Mark Webber at every opportunity to replace him with say Ricciardo when being asked about Red Bull much in the same vein as Flavio Briatore does with his drivers
Let me ask the question what is the most memorable performance Ricciardo has done in F1 on a race day?
You're simply di Rest', not as good as all the rest
Not better than anyone, anyone I've ever met
I know it sounds hard, but it's time to give up your car
It'll tear up your heart, I know baby, but would you rather be dead
Thanks for putting that in my head F1Yorkshire you git.....
Someone suggested a wild rumour on the F1 Forum if Force India re-signed Hulkenberg would they replace Sutil or Di Resta which flummoxed EJ a bit who thinks Hulk is going to be Lotus and two drivers of the same nationality is not something Force India do
Another frustrating race for Di Resta - I'm afraid he'd better put his name to FI contract he has unless somehow he finds a new lease of life somewhere by chance - Williams, Sauber or Mclaren - all really a long shot. I think Hulk and Grosjean would have made Lotus' mind up today