Di Resta set to find refuge in return to DTM 16 December, 2013 Paul Di Resta was hugely successful as a DTM driver Ousted Force India driver Paul di Resta appears almost certain to return to the German touring car series DTM in 2014. The Scot has lost his Formula 1 seat, and the only remaining places on next year’s grid – at Sauber, Marussia and Caterham – are likely to be filled by drivers with significant backing. Di Resta has flirted with switching to the American Indycar series, possibly to replace his retiring cousin Dario Franchitti in the top Ganassi seat. But Ganassi has signed Australian driver Ryan Briscoe instead. “It is now almost definite that Di Resta will return to DTM, a title he won in 2010, with Mercedes,” The Scotsman correspondent Jim McGill reports. McGill said that following Mark Webber to Le Mans could be another option, but for now, 27-year-old di Resta is not confirming the news. “I’m not in a position to say what I’ll be doing next year,” he said. “But one thing I know definitely is that I’ll be in a competitive car, in a series I know I’ll be capable of not only winning races, but also the championship.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsSmedley: I did not expect such a quick Williams revivalHorner: We will fight all the way to Abu DhabiVilleneuve: F1 is boring, something is missingVilleneuve: Hamilton will not be at Mercedes for longHamilton’s engineer breaks ribs in cycling crashMercedes boss Wolff injured in cycling accidentLauda: I apologise to Ferrari, Luca and Italian fansMallya says Force India are in a good placeFranz Tosts gives his Toro Rosso half term reportRed Bull and Renault partnership now in better health GOOD RIDDANCE Been saying it for weeks before the driver announcements. Good riddance. Whiny Houston is gone. Tamburello_1994 Fading fast, Never to be heard from again.