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Di Resta fears F1 future in jeopardy

Oct 23, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

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Paul di Resta is concerned he may lose his seat at Force India next year.

The British driver had a strong start to 2013 but hasn’t been in the points since the mid-season changes to the tires, which Force India have struggled with.

Di Resta was eighth in the championship after his home race but since then his points total has stood still and he’s been passed by Romain Grosjean, Jenson Button and Nico Hulkenberg during his seven race streak outside the top ten.

Now Di Resta, in his third season of F1, fears he may miss out in the driver market for next year.

“It’s tough because of circumstances that don’t help drivers that don’t have big funding,” he said. “The team know knows what I can do. They gave me the tool to achieve what I can.”

Among the competition for a place at Force India next year are GP2 driver James Calado, who has driven for them in testing and practice, and Nico Hulkenberg, who could make a surprise return to the team he raced for last year.

This is an important weekend for the Indian-owned squad as they prepare for their home race at the Buddh International Circuit.

  1. apexassassin - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    No points in the last 6 races and he still leads Sutil by 10 points… if you ask me Force India should hire two different drivers for next season. One with experience and young driver… like Kevin Magnussen for example.

    I don’t see why they would keep Sutil, I really don’t.

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