Di Resta: It’s every boy’s dream as they grow up to get in a Ferrari

Paul di Resta  would relish Ferrari opportunity

Paul di Resta would relish Ferrari opportunity

Paul di Resta has revealed that he would jump at the opportunity to join Ferrari in 2014 should the option arise.

The Scot, often critical of his Force India team at recent grands prix, has already expressed interest in Red Bull, whose Mark Webber has announced his retirement.

“Where I am next year I do not know,” he said ahead of the British Grand Prix.

But Red Bull subsequently made clear that only the Toro Rosso drivers, and Kimi Raikkonen, are in the frame.

“There’s nothing I can do. It is what it is,” said di Resta.

So, the next top team in the 27-year-old’s sights is Ferrari. Howevere, team boss Stefano Domenicali has indicated that Felipe Massa is likely to keep his seat alongside Fernando Alonso next year.

Paul di Resta Force India VJM06

Paul di Resta Force India VJM06

But Brazilian Massa, despite recovering his speed in 2014, has also had a spate of recent crashes.

Asked about the Maranello based team, di Resta is quoted by the Scotsman newspaper: “You would jump at it, definitely.”

Di Resta’s ancestry, like that of his  Indycar-racing cousin Dario Franchitti, is part Italian.

“It’s every boy’s dream as [he] grow[s] up to get in a Ferrari at some point in [his] life,” di Resta said, “and being Italian is a nice thing, having the Italian blood.”

He said the key to any opportunity to move up the grid is to keep his “reputation high”.

“I want to be in a winning seat, but it’s down to the decision of the boards of other teams,” added di Resta. (GMM)

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  • Spartacus

    Hopefully Di Resta never goes to Ferrari! Certainly not as the stooge – he’s far too good a driver for that.

    McLaren should have given him the drive rather than Perez. It’s as simple as that.

  • McLarenfan

    At times the sponsors have some weight on who the team have as drivers that is what made Paul not the best for McLaren. I am not so sure he would have appreciated being beaten by his old team the first year of a McLaren drive anyway.

  • nakagoli

    Of course it is every drivers dream to drive for Ferrari or Red Bull! But Di Resta? Not a chance. Nowhere near good enough.

  • Spartacus

    @nakagoli,
    Him and Sutil are both driving the Force India to a better position than many other drivers could. I’m not saying that you’re wrong but that Paul is certainly not a bad driver.

    @McLarenfan,
    I’m not sure that with Di Resta instead of Perez that McLaren would be doing as badly as they are now. I honestly believe that they’d be better with Paul. But of course you’re rigth; Mexican money talks!

  • hillside

    Paul will be great at SF! time to pull out the old guys and bring in the young guns

  • M451

    He’d do a much better job at Perez in Mclaren.