His ffs moments have come later than most. Usually they are at the beginning of a F1 career but are far more damaging 3 years in. He is 11th in the WDC, so not a complete disaster and could do infinitely better if he got a grip!
PDR has started every season well and ended it in poor form (Hulkenberg by the way has done the opposite). Could this be an inability to keep on form as the pressure rises or simply the fact his more favoured tracks are at the begining of the calender?
there is still an outside chance for Di Resta at Ferrari and Mclaren
but it depends on the circumstances with those drivers
I don'[t think Mclaren are bound to any Mexican sponsors are they to keep Perez... PDR could say he's ahead of Perez in the driver's championship still and use that at leverage
Certainlt if I was Mclaren then I would not mind a pairing of Button and Di Resta because it would basically be a potential shoot out to be in the team for 2015 alongside Alonso you'd think... That should be motivation for both drivers
RasputinLives the only leverage Di Resta has to get into Mclaren is he is beating Perez in the driver's championship and maybe his manager who is also Jenson's manager can sweet talk Martin Whitmarsh
Remember he's tested for the team so they know he has ability
- Hulkenberg was ruled out by Mclaren a few weeks ago so don't think they will do a U turn on that , Magnussen and Vandorne are rookies and it aint Mclaren's style to throw them in at the deep end
- Ferrari - Bianchi already confirmed with Marussia - again Luca does not like throwing rookies into the Big Red Team, Perez is someone Luca does not rate despite those drives last year. I am not sure if Luca will go back to Hulkenberg now that latin temperament means he makes a spur of the moment decision
2008? They couldn't have been that impressed then as they've changed their driver line up twice since then and not come knocking on PDR's door.
Ferrari or Mclaren are only going to change their line ups at this short notice for something they think will dramaticlly change their fortunes and Di Resta isn't it.
As for if Alonso walks out on Ferrari to go to Mclaren (I guess thats whats being suggested) do you really think Ferrari will respond to that snub with a mundane signing like Di Resta? They'll splash out on Hulkenberg or draft in their flamboiant Frenchmen under the tag of 'star of tomorrow'
RasputinLives If Alonso walks out of Ferrari then I think Button will walk out of Mclaren because Mclaren will have to pay more to buy out Alonso than Ferrari for Button so a swap agreement could happen that way
I should say Ferrari signed Eddie Irvine when there was other potential better drivers for the seat
2008 - a bit difficult to throw in Di Resta then when Mclaren had a water tight contract with Alonso and picking rookies is not within their policy but sending them to learn with a lower team like Force India is
The car / team is not helping PDR either.
Stranger things have happened in F1.. Di Resta can't be any worse than Perez