Di Resta admits Indycar an option for 2014
20 November, 2013
Force India driver Paul di Resta has admitted that he might consider a move to America’s premier open wheel series, Indycar, for 2014, after a problematic, below par season in Formula 1.
We reported last week that the retirement of the Scot’s famous cousin, Dario Franchitti, may have opened up the top Ganassi seat for di Resta in 2014. Franchitti is retiring on medical advice, after sustainining several injuries in a high speed crash in October, at the Houston round of the Indycar series.
After three years in Formula 1 with the Silverstone based team, 27-year-old di Resta is struggling to hang onto his Force India seat.
The highly rated Nico Hulkenberg, incumbent Adrian Sutil, and also the possibly the Carlos Slim-backed McLaren refugee Sergio Perez, are all more seriously linked with the Force India race seats for next season.
Di Resta said that Formula 1 remains his top priority, but is also not ruling out continuing his career elsewhere.
“I built a good reputation in DTM,” he is quoted by the Guardian newspaper, “and there are other opportunities in a few other series.”
Referring to Indycar and his cousin Franchitti, di Resta continued: “I’ve always been slightly concerned about the safety of it, but sitting down and looking at it logically, it’s a serious option to look elsewhere because of the success he has had.” (GMM)
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