Di Resta seals DTM return with Mercedes

By on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Sahara Force India

Sahara Force India

Paul di Resta will return to DTM with Mercedes in 2014 after losing his seat in Formula 1.

Di Resta joined Force India as their reserve driver in 2010 and stepped up to a race seat for 2011 but the Silverstone based team opted to sign Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez for the forthcoming campaign.

"It feels really good to be back in the DTM and to see so many familiar faces again," he said.

"The DTM is a fantastic racing series with three strong premium brands, a very competitive field and a very evenly matched bunch of drivers. I'm really looking forward to working with the whole Mercedes-Benz DTM team and being part of another championship challenge."

Di Resta previously raced in the series for Mercedes and won the championship in 2010, prior to his stint in Formula 1.

"Much has changed since my last DTM race in Shanghai in 2010 with new cars, a new set of rules and a third manufacturer, but what has not changed is my enormous appetite for success," he added.

"Mercedes-Benz has given me a car that I can use to fight for wins and the title. However, I realise that it will not be easy. My competitors have two years of experience with the new generation of vehicles, but, starting with the first test, I'll be going flat out in order to be capable of winning at the Hockenheim season opener in early May."

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