Di Resta: Ferrari drive the ultimate

Thursday 25-July-2013 09:41

Paul Di Resta admits he's dreaming of a Ferrari drive, saying that would be the "ultimate seat" to have in Formula One.

The Force India driver is in the midst of his best season to date, having netted 36 points and a best finish of fourth at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Scot is now hoping that his performances will catch the eye of one of the leading teams - maybe even Ferrari.

"Ferrari is an ultimate seat that I want to see myself in Formula 1 because of the Italian side of my family," he told Sky Sports News.

"What Ferrari is to Formula 1 is a very special red car when it sits on the grid.

"But I need to wait and see if the opportunities arise. At the moment it's about putting yourself in the framework for those drives."

For now, though, di Resta remains a Force India and one who is intent on continuing his current form when F1 returns for the second half of the season.

"After the summer break we had a great run last year. Spa, Monza, Singapore. I'd like to think we can certainly do that this year.

"The performance of the car throughout this [season] has excelled itself. If it can excel itself a little bit more than it has done previously I think that'll be a big point at getting us in the right direction."

As for the potential of securing his maiden podium finish, di Resta said: "I wasn't far last year in Singapore, I wasn't far in Bahrain [this year]. I'd certainly like to think that hopefully next time we get in that position we can take a few risks and achieve it.

"But until the car gives us the performance that allows us it's going to be a difficult one to manage - and it depends where our competitors are. But we are even hungrier and to achieve that ultimate feeling."

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