Di Resta in for unwell Massa

Date published: July 29 2017

Williams have confirmed that Paul di Resta will fill in for the unwell Felipe Massa from Q1 onward in Hungary.

Complaining of dizziness in the wake of Friday’s second practice in Hungary, Massa was taken to the MH EK Honvedkorkaz hospital for checks.

The Brazilian was released the same night and cleared to drive in FP3 on Saturday morning by the FIA medical delegate.

However, he managed just 12 laps before he was out the car and back in Williams’ hospitality area.

As such Massa has opted to sit out the remainder of the weekend, handing his car to reserve driver di Rest.

The former Force India driver will contest qualifying and Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Di Resta last raced in Formula 1 in 2013 before he was dropped by Force India and returned to the DTM series.