Di Resta`s manager says driver faces uncertain future at Force India

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 14:37

London: Force India driver Paul Di Resta`s manager Richard Goddard has said that the Scot faces an uncertain future in Formula One and there are no guarantees that his team would retain him for the next season.

According to the BBC, Goddard is concerned that the team could opt for a driver who brings sponsorship.

Goddard said that it was probably the biggest issue and it is not just outright talent that gets a seat in the car any more.

However, he added that Force India has always been fair in that they have tended to put outright talent in the car and have not looked to a driver to bring in income, which is great.

He also said that it was because they were well funded by a couple of individuals and corporations who are able to do that, and hopefully they would carry on doing that.

Force India is one of the teams in negotiations with the highly rated Sauber driver Nico Hulkenberg , who was Di Resta`s teammate in 2012, the report said.

Di Resta`s cause has not been helped by an abject run of form in the second half of the season, which is partly due to the team`s loss of pace following a change in the construction of the Pirelli tyres, the report added.

He scored points in seven of the first eight races this year but the team has earned just three points, all won by Sutil since the tyres were changed, the report further said.

Goddard said that it was difficult to determine if Force India was going to come back at them and negotiate on a new basis because for the last half of the season, the tyres have adversely affected Di Resta`s chances.

ANI

First Published: Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 00:04

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