Ex-Force India racer Di Resta hoping for a return to F1 in ‘any shape, form’

London, Mar 12: British racer Paul di Resta is reportedly hoping for a return to Formula One even though he is preparing for a return to the DTM German Touring Car Championship.

The Scot, who was ousted from Force India last season despite what proved to be his best season with the team as they hired Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg, won the DTM series in 2010 before moving up to F1.

According to the BBC, however, Di Resta said that he is desirous of being involved in F1 ‘in some way, shape or form’, although he insisted that there is ‘nothing yet’ in this regard, dismissing speculation that he may become Mercedes’ reserve driver this season, particularly given his decade-long association with the German manufacturer.

Stating that he will take it ‘year by year’ at the moment, Di Resta also said that he will do whatever it takes to get back into F1, adding that he is not too old to give up and does not believe that the F1 door has closed on him in any way.

Di Resta plans on visiting the F1 paddock when the touring car schedule allows although he is eager to make an impression back in DTM with Mercedes, who have not won the title since his departure four years ago. (ANI)