Di Resta: F1 Seat, a Dream Come True
But for Paul di Resta, this is much more of a special moment. The British driver says he is fully prepared for the Bahrain debut in March and says that racing in a Formula 1 car has been a dream ever since he was a child.
"Naturally I am thrilled to be making my race debut this season. Becoming an F1 driver has been a long-held ambition of mine, something I’ve wanted to do since I first stepped into a kart, and to finally realise it feels amazing. I’ve worked really hard for this opportunity throughout my career and to get it with Force India, a young team that’s got ambitions as big as mine, is genuinely exciting. I can’t wait to be on the grid in Bahrain, it can’t come soon enough!" he said.
Di Resta says he will fully concentrate on F1 this season, so other series are out of discussion for the time being. Of course, he's eagerly awaiting for Silverstone, his home Grand Prix, but admits that every race will be a tough challenge for him.
"Silverstone will obviously be very special as it’s my home Grand Prix. Last year I was lucky enough to drive in the Friday practice session and was the first out on track so I could hear the crowd. The atmosphere was amazing so I’ll be geared up for that race. Equally all the circuits are special in some respects – Monza has the history, Belgium that incredible track and Singapore the lights. Really it will be about optimising every opportunity I have on and off track."