Di Resta plays down Ferrari rumours
11 May, 2012
May 11 (GMM) Paul di Resta has played down current media reports linking him with a high-profile switch to Ferrari as a potential replacement for the struggling Felipe Massa.
The reports suggested that the famous Italian marque has been impressed with the Scot’s one and a half seasons with Force India.
“I have not heard anything about it,” the 26-year-old, who is managed by Anthony Hamilton, said in Barcelona.
“I am just concentrating on the job I have to do for Force India. That is my only focus,” he is quoted by the Scottish Sun newspaper.
However, di Resta is widely regarded as having outshone his highly-rated teammate Nico Hulkenberg so far in 2012.
But he denies he is the number one driver.
“[There is] equal opportunity and everybody seizing his chances,” di Resta told F1′s official website.
As for his dominant position over Hulkenberg, he insisted: “That would be for Nico to answer.”
Hulkenberg said on Thursday: “The first four races have been quite tough but I’m looking forward – I’m bedding in well with the team.”