Dec 12, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT
With Nico Hulkenberg and, as of this morning, Sergio Perez set as the 2014 driver lineup for Force India, both Paul di Resta and Adrian Sutil are now looking for new rides.
But di Resta in particular has been rumored to possibly leave the Grand Prix circuit altogether for another racing discipline. That said, his Twitter response to today’s news didn’t indicate a future path for the Scottish driver.
Instead, he stuck with kind parting words for his now-former team:
Di Resta joined Force India in 2010 as its reserve driver while putting together a championship run that season in the DTM touring car series. He was then elevated to a full-time racing seat with the team in 2011 and stayed in that capacity for the next three seasons.
However, despite some solid moments in his three-year-run, he has been overlooked by the top teams when they’ve had ride openings and his lack of financial backing compared to the likes of Perez and Pastor Maldonado was a critical strike against him during the F1 silly season.
Still, di Resta’s cousin, sports car ace Marino Franchitti, couldn’t help but sound off on his own Twitter account this morning on the matter of pay drivers:
Wouldn't it be funny to have a novelty size cheque handed over when some of these F1 drivers are announced these days?—
Marino Franchitti (@MFranchitti) December 12, 2013
A nice bit of snark from Franchitti, but it’s just the nature of the beast in all forms of motorsport – even the mighty Formula One. As for where di Resta will land, we shall see.
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