Paul di Resta Biography: Paul di Resta is a Scottish racing driver who competes for Peugeot Sport in the FIA World Endurance Championship in their LMH entry.
Paul di Resta Biography
Paul di Resta Biography: Paul di Resta was born on 16 April 1986 in Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland. He joined Bathgate Academy and is a fan of Celtic Football Club. He resides in Monaco and is related to racing drivers Dario and Marino Franchitti. Dougie McCracken, a Scottish footballer, was his stepfather. Stefan, his younger brother, has raced at the amateur level, while Jon, his half-brother, is a goalkeeper for Norwich City u23s.
Paul di Resta Wiki
|Name||Paul di Resta|
|Date Of Birth||16 April 1986|
|Birth Place||Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
Paul di Resta Personal Life
Di Resta and Laura Jordan engaged in December 2013 and wed on August 28, 2014.
Paul di Resta Career
At the end of 2002, he competed in single-seaters in the British Formula Renault Winter Series. In 2003, he competed full-time in British Formula Renault for the Eurotek Motorsport team, finishing seventh in the standings with one victory. In 2004, he transferred to Manor Motorsport and finished third in the championship with four wins. He also participated in some Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 races with the Manor team. In 2004, he received the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award. In 1992, his cousin Dario Franchitti earned the award.
In 2005, Di Resta joined Manor Motorsport in the Formula Three Euroseries and finished tenth in the standings. In 2006, he joined the ASM Formula 3 team and won the championship with five victories, defeating teammate and future Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel. Additionally, Di Resta won the BP Ultimate Masters at Circuit Park Zandvoort in 2006.
In 2007, di Resta converted from single-seaters to racing touring cars for Mercedes in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) series. He finished fifth overall in the championship behind Mattias Ekstrom, Bruno Spengler, Martin Tomczyk, and Jamie Green. Di Resta was the highest-ranking driver who drove a non-2007 vehicle. His performance earned him a Mercedes-Benz C Klasse for the 2008 season, during which he won two races and finished second in the standings, four points behind eventual champion Timo Scheider of Audi. He finished third overall in 2009, behind Scheider and fellow citizen Gary Paffett. In 2010, he won three consecutive races en route to the championship.
Since the McLaren Formula One team and the Force India team shared Mercedes-Benz as their engine supplier for the 2009 season, Di Resta was in the running for a drive with the Force India team. Force India retained Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil, with Vitantonio Liuzzi as a reserve driver.
Williams retained di Resta as their reserve driver in 2017 while he competed in the DTM for Mercedes. In qualifying and the race at the Hungarian Grand Prix, he replaced Felipe Massa as the Brazilian recovered from an illness. This was Di Resta’s first F1 race in nearly four years, and he became the first British driver for Williams since Jenson Button in 2000 and the first Scottish driver since David Coulthard in 1995. Mercedes F1 Director Toto Wolff characterized his qualifying performance as “unbelievable” despite not having driven the FW40 before the session. He finished the day in nineteenth place, ahead of teammate Marcus Ericsson and 0.76 seconds behind teammate Lance Stroll. He pulled out of the race after 60 circuits.
After another absence from Formula One, di Resta returned to the sport as a reserve driver for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit in Silverstone, United Kingdom, after McLaren placed him on standby. McLaren retained di Resta for the 2021 and 2022 seasons as a reserve driver while he competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Since 2016, Di Resta has contributed frequently to Sky Sports F1 channel. He was a regular co-commentator, analyst, and insider in “Sky Race Control” alongside Jenson Button, Karun Chandhok, Anthony Davidson, Damon Hill, Nico Rosberg, and Johnny Herbert during practices, qualifying sessions, and races until Sky Sports fired him and Johnny Herbert in January 2023.