Di Resta hints at Force India stay but longs for top seat

Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Force India F1 VJM05, Paul Di Resta (GBR) Force India F1 and Jenson Button (GBR) McLaren on the drivers parade. Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Race, Sepang, Malaysia, Sunday 25 March 2012.Oct.24 (GMM) Paul di Resta has all but confirmed that he will he will be extending his deal with Force India to 2013.

Earlier, the Scot was linked with the McLaren and Ferrari vacancies for next year, but those top teams have now pushed ahead with alternative plans.

Di Resta, 26, hinted to Britain’s Sky Sports that his ambition to switch to a top team has fallen short for now.

“You always want to be linked with these seats and thankfully I was,” he said. “The best thing to hope for is that I’ll get a [top] seat one day.”

The Scot all but confirmed that he is staying at Force India next year.

“I’ve always said I want to be winning races and championships, but whoever I’ll drive for I’ll be 100 per cent committed, driving the car as fast as I can and taking it to new levels,” he said.

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