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Di Resta confident of 2014 seat

Tuesday 5th November 2013

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Di Resta confident of 2014 seat

Di Resta confident of 2014 seat

Paul di Resta would relish the opportunity of driving for Force India for a fourth season in 2014, but admitted that his future at the team is far from secure.

The Scot ended a seven-race scoreless run with solid drives in India and Abu Dhabi, but after the team management revealed that the Force India drivers for 2014 would only be confirmed after the current season is completed, he is aware that lots of speculation about his seat will be doing the rounds.

"I've always said I would like to stay with the team," the 27-year-old told Sky Sports.

"I would like to stay in F1 more importantly but, if they give me the tools, I can deliver.

"I will be expecting a decision very soon from the senior management, but I will keep focusing on the races and let the management team do the business in the background."

Di Resta was particularly pleased with his sixth place finish in Abu Dhabi on Sunday and believes more performances of that nature would improve his chances of remaining with the Force India outfit.

"I managed the tyres when I had to, delivered when I had to [and], staying ahead of a Mercedes and fighting a Ferrari, what more could you ask for?" he continued.

"We finished off the job we should have done in Singapore on tyre wear and, hopefully, we can take this momentum to Texas.

"Defending our position against Sauber in the constructors' championship was the main aim, but we went into the race with a car that was much better than it was in qualifying and, from the strategy guys to the engineer, we put everything in place for a good race."

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