Paul di Resta is a British racing driver, currently competing in Formula One with Force India.
Di Resta, who grew up in Uphall, West Lothian, and now lives in Monaco, is a cousin of racing drivers Darioand Marino Franchitti. His step-father was Scottish footballer Dougie McCracken.
In December 2009, with Fisichella having moved to Ferrari and Liuzzi being promoted to the race team, di Resta took part in a test with the team at the Jerez circuit alongside J. R. Hildebrand. At the Autosport Internationalshow in January 2010, he was said to be close to a deal as the team's test and reserve driver for the 2010 season.
Di Resta made his Formula One race meeting début at the 2010 Australian Grand Prix, where he took part in the first free practice session in place of Sutil and placed 11th. He drove in the first practice sessions of all the following races until Monaco Grand Prix, where he did not take part. He resumed driving for the team at the European Grand Prix and the following British Grand Prix.
On 16 December 2011, it was announced that he was to be retained by Force India for the 2012 season, with Nico Hülkenberg taking the place of Sutil as his team mate. He qualified 15th for the season opener inAustralia and finished 10th in the race, passing Jean-Éric Vergne and Nico Rosberg on the final lap. He qualified 14th for the Malaysian Grand Prix, and finished seventh in the wet race.
On 31 January 2013, Force India confirmed di Resta would race for the team for a third consecutive season in 2013.