Paul di Resta

Il_leone

Champion Elect
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

T
 

RasputinLives

Not dead
Contributor
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.
 

Greenlantern101

Super Hero And All Round Good Guy
Contributor
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.
 
Last edited:

Il_leone

Champion Elect
Formula 1: Williams launch new car for 2017 season

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
 
Last edited:

Titch

Champion Elect
Premium Contributor
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.
 

Il_leone

Champion Elect
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 ?
 

RasputinLives

Not dead
Contributor
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?
 

Lewywo4

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

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
 

FB

Not my cup of cake
Valued Member
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.
 

RasputinLives

Not dead
Contributor
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.
 

Lewywo4

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

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