Paul Di Resta

Paul di Resta has been announced as Force India’s official test and reserve driver. The DTM driver was assigned to the team by McLaren impressed the Silverstone outfit with his testing times at the recent young driver test session at Jerez.

"I am ecstatic to finally get the chance to move into F1 at last!" said di Resta, who will be at all 2010 F1 races in order to take part in selected practice sessions and sub for race drivers Adrian Sutil or Vitantonio Liuzzi, if necessary. "I’m pleased I can start my F1 career with Force India, a team which has a lot of potential."

Team Principal Vijay Mallya added, "We are very proud to have someone of Paul’s calibre joining the team, as his potential was clear in the test and he has the right attitude for making it in F1."

Di Resta becomes the first Scot to join the F1 fraternity since David Coulthard’s final season for Red Bull in 2008.

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