Force India set to announce di Resta
|By Jonathan Noble||Monday, January 24th 2011, 16:00 GMT|
Paul di Resta is set to finally be announced as a Formula 1 driver for Force India later this week, with his team scheduled to end weeks of speculation about its 2011 line-up.
Although di Resta is understood to have had a deal agreed with the team for some time, his Silverstone-based outfit has stalled on making an announcement about its plans while it resolved contractual issues with Vitantonio Liuzzi.
The silence from the team on that matter will end on Wednesday, however, with the team having announced that it will hold a press conference at the Whyte and Mackay offices in Glasgow.
Although there has been no comment from the team about di Resta's promotion, it is understood it will use the event to confirm he will line up for the forthcoming season.
Di Resta's promotion comes after the Scotsman impressed Force India during 2010 when he fulfilled Friday testing duties for the outfit at a selection of grands prix.
He was able to do that alongside his commitments with Mercedes-Benz in the DTM - where he ended the campaign as champion.
Liuzzi had a contract to race for Force India for 2011 but it appears that he and the outfit will part ways after a sometimes difficult season last year.