Di Resta hopeful of new deal

Date published: September 9 2011

Paul di Resta has revealed that he may have to wait until after the season to learn his fate, although talks are ongoing with Force India…

Paul di Resta has revealed that he may have to wait until after the season to learn his fate, although talks are ongoing with Force India.

Di Resta made his F1 debut with the team this season and has bagged eight points, having finished in the top ten in three of the 12 grands prix so far this season.

And although Force India are believed to have an option on the Scot for next year’s Championship, they have yet to confirm whether they’ll be using it.

“There is no movement yet, things are still going along,” the 25-year-old told Press Association.

“There are obviously talks, which will be ongoing, but nothing has been generated, no decision has been made. It will be later in the year.

“It’s better to concentrate on this year at the moment.”

But di Resta, who is managed by Lewis Hamilton’s father Anthony, admits he would prefer have his future decided sooner rather than later.

“It’s always nice to get it done a bit quicker. There are people in the background working on that for me, but it is not my decision.

“I would certainly hope they (the team) are reasonably happy with the job I’ve done.

“Okay, there have been some difficult times, but I’m just trying to do the best job for the team. I feel very comfortable here and I’d be very happy to continue on with it.”