Di Resta has personality make-over for 2013 14 March, 2013 Paul di Resta According to reports, a new Paul di Resta has walked through the 2013 Formula 1paddock turnstile. Writing in London’s Evening Standard, journalist Matt Majendie calls it an obvious “personality make-over”, after Jenson Button’s manager Richard Goddard took over the handling of his career. “(Goddard has) clearly had a word with the Force India driver”, Majendie said, after some observers suggested part of the reason for the Scot not getting the call to a bigger team was due to his lack of charisma. “In Formula 1, being media savvy and pleasing sponsors is as important as raw speed,” said Majendie. Asked on Thursday by Formula 1’s official website, 26-year-old di Resta acknowledged that he has taken the criticism on board and made a change. “Yes, probably,” he said. “But relationships actually do grow over time, so I think it is also something about being in the paddock long enough to get a reputation and have people’s confidence and take things and comments the right way. “I think it has been a good winter to look at all possible aspects of change,” he added. (GMM) Tweet Related NewsForce India: We are pleased to see both cars make the finishForce India: We will need to plan for all possible conditionsForce India: The first two sessions of the 2014 season have gone pretty much to plan for usPerez: Force India is very hungry and I hope we can achieve some great things this yearHulkenberg: I feel comfortable, but I think this feeling will grow stronger during the seasonMallya: I think we can arrive in Melbourne feeling happy about the work we’ve done over the winterPerez: I have a comfortable feeling that we are in good shape for AustraliaSutil gets ‘man of the match’ for his comeback in MelbourneForce India: A great team performance to start our seasonForce India: We’re feeling pretty positive with our qualifying paul He’s out of the same mould as Andy Murray. Probably a great guy but no charisma = boring.