Reports in UK newspaper The Sun are claiming that Paul di Resta will “almost certainly” Paul di Resta won't have much to consider if offered a race seat at Force India in 2011 make his F1 race debut in 2011, graduating his test and reserve driver role into a full-time drive.

Team boss Vijay Mallya, known to be a long-time admirer of the Mercedes protégé, had previously described the young Scot as possessing the “right attitude to make it in F1.”

Di Resta achieved a race victory in the DTM series – where he moonlights between his F1 weekends – at the last round in Oschersleben. The 24-year-old is also present that this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix, but won’t be performing his usual ‘Man Friday’ duties this time around.

Quite whom out of Adrian Sutil or Vitantonio Liuzzi could be replaced is not certain, with Sutil touted for possible moves to Mercedes GP or Renault for 2011, while Liuzzi is already thought to have a secure contract for 2011 with Force India.

That being said, Liuzzi has been summarily outperformed by his German team-mate all season, picking up just 13 of the team’s 58 championship points earned this season.

[Original image via Sutton Images]

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