Sutil: Di Resta deserves Formula 1 drive

Sutil: Di Resta deserves Formula 1 drive

8 January 2014 – Adrian Sutil says former Force India team-mate Paul di Resta fully deserves to secure another Formula 1 seat.

Di Resta, who made his debut with the Silverstone-based outfit in 2011, has been dropped ahead of the 2014 campaign, with Germany's Nico Hülkenberg returning and Mexican Sergio Pérez switching from McLaren.

Although only Marussia and Caterham are yet to announce their driver plans for the upcoming season, now Sauber driver Sutil reckons di Resta is talented enough to prolong his F1 career should he remain focused.

"It is a shame, he is a grown up driver, but he will know how to deal with it," Sutil explained to Sky Sports.

"There is no question he deserves a drive in Formula 1, he is a really good guy and I think it is important that he continues to work on himself and doesn't give up.

"I don't think you should say that once you are out of F1 you will never go back as this is the wrong attitude. There is always a solution and a way to come back

"If you really want it and you work on yourself then a comeback is possible."

Di Resta has been linked with a return to the DTM series in recent months, which he won back in 2010.

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