Di Resta Joins Adrian Sutil at Force India

Just like everybody expected, the Force India team has just confirmed that Paul di Resta will join Adrian Sutil for the 2011 season, with the debut scheduled for March 13, at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Of course, nobody's surprised with the announcement, but the Silverstone-based team also announced in a press conference that ex-Williams driver Nico Hulkenberg will play the role of reserve driver within the team.

"Last year I became third driver here and good things happened, so here's hoping we get more good things,"
said di Resta who will be the third British driver on the starting grid after Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button. "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 has ambitions as big as mine, is genuinely exciting. I can't wait to be on the grid in Bahrain (for the opening grand prix of the season on March 13). It can't come soon enough."

Hulkenberg left Williams at the end of the 2010 season to be replaced by Pastor Maldonado who will now be both test and reserve driver for the British team.

"I'm happy to be in an F1 team and Force India have shown some good progress for a young team," German Hulkenberg added when talking about his new role within Force India.
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