Paul di Resta vows to focus on job in spite of big team interest in his future

Paul di Resta has vowed not to let interest from major teams distract him from his efforts to deliver strong performances for Force India this season

Paul di Resta vows to focus on job in spite of big team interest in his future

The Scotsman is on the radar of both Mercedes and Ferrari for next season, with both outfits potentially having a vacant seat depending on the futures of Michael Schumacher and Felipe Massa.

But although he welcomes the interest, di Resta has said he will banish any thoughts of a move to a big team for now.

"I am just trying to do my own performance and drive, and not think about what anyone else thinks," explained di Resta ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix. "It is for anyone above me to make their own mind up and I just have to keep on doing a good job.

"If it is true [they are interested] I am thankful they have said it. But we are only at race six, and there is a lot of work to be done to achieve all I can with this team."

Di Resta has a best finish of sixth place this season, which he delivered at the Bahrain GP, and he openly admits that he would relish the chance of getting his hands on race-winning machinery.

"It is nice to hear that people are watching and their eyes are open," he said. "It is no secret that I want to be in a car that is winning races and world championships, but the task is to stay committed to Force India because that is who my contract is with."

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