Force India Have Named Their Driver Set-up with a Brit

Paul di Resta picked as Team Force India’s Second Driver

26 January 2011

It seems that Team Force India has finally announced their drivers for the Formula 1 2011 Season.

The 24 year-old Scottish driver Paul di Resta will take up his first season in Formula 1 alongside Adrian Sutil after spending the 2010 season as Force India’s reserve driver. Force India had a contract with Vitantonio Liuzzi, who was one of their drivers last season but it seems they are in negotiations for a settlement. Another piece of news, who I’m slightly disappointed for, is that Nico Hulkenberg will become Force India’s third driver. This is pretty good news for Force India but not so great for Nico. In his maiden season Nico showed a lot of promise and even came up to equal fellow Williams driver Rubens Barrichello towards the end of the season in terms of results. Personally I fell it’s a shame that we won’t get to see him develop more in this season but with being so young I don’t think we’ve heard the last of this guy just yet. Anyway, back to di Resta. Another Brit joins the ranks of the high-speed adrenalin pumping sport that is Formula 1. Not to say that any of di Resta’s previous motor sporting excursions weren’t fast paced, dangerous or down-right exhilarating but now he’s reached the pinnacle of motor sport, he’s joined the Premiership and it’s time to see what he has. Di Resta has come from winning the German touring car championship DTM this past season for Mercedes and before that took part in the Formula 3 series where he competed against the likes of current Formula 1 driver’s champion Sebastian Vettel. So Force India seems to be settled with their decision, they were especially happy with di Resta’s performance on early Friday morning practices and given his racing history he seems like a solid choice to have racing for you. I can only hope the Nico Hulkenberg gets a better deal than this next year, whereas he might not want to go back to Williams he may be tempted by some other teams. However, given his skill and experience it would be a shame to see him in a sub-par car and not use his full potential. Just over 40 days to go now guys, until the first race in the Formula 1 2011 season so why not use it wisely and keep your adrenalin fuelled fix by coming karting at one of Team Sports amazing tracks. So book now and try out our new tracks in London Tower Bridge and Bristol.