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Two grands prix into his Formula One career, Bathgate's Paul di Resta heads into this weekend's China Grand Prix in Shanghai full of confidence after scoring points in both his opening races, writes JIM McGILL.
PAUL di Resta has revealed his point in today's Malaysian Grand Prix meant more to him than the one he scored on his Formula One debut in Australia.
Bathgate's Paul di Resta continued his excellent start to his Formula One career by scoring for the second grand prix in succession, writes Jim McGill.
Bathgate's Paul di Resta is preparing himself for a demanding weekend. The 24-year-old Scot will tackle his second Formula One race when he starts Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix, but he knows it's going to be tough.
PAUL di Resta is confident of building on a Formula 1 debut that proved better than he could have imagined.
Bathgate's Paul di Resta has been confirmed as a Formula One World Championship points-scorer after Sauber decided not to appeal is exclusion from Sunday's Australian Grand Prix.
SCOTLAND'S Paul di Resta has admitted his Formula 1 debut this weekend is hard to bear without the man who has been his inspiration by his side.
IN HIS first qualifying session as an F1 driver, Paul di Resta claimed 14th place on the grid in his Force India, two places ahead of team-mate Adrian Sutil, who spectacularly spun on his final hot lap of practice for today's Australian Grand Prix.
Bathgate's Paul di Resta not only made his Formula One racing debut in the Australian Grand Prix, but the 24-year-old scored his first world championship point. And the F1 rookie admitted the waiting had "definitely been worth it".
World champions Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart, and grand prix winner David Coulthard, are the trio of Scots who have shone in the high pressure world of Formula One; now Bathgate's Paul di Resta is ready to make his mark in the highest echelon of motorsport.
Millions of Scots are expected to tune in to the TV this weekend to watch Paul di Resta make his Formula One racing debut in Australia, and amongst them will be his proud dad Louis.
Former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard has described Scotland's latest driving talent Paul di Resta as a "great ambassador" for the country.
Andrew Kirkaldy - former F3 driver and family friend
"YOU'RE on the Sky ticker tape, you've made it!" exclaims Paul di Resta's mother in the elated aftermath of her son's confirmation as a Formula 1 driver for the coming season. It means that the journey from Bathgate to Bahrain where the first Grand Prix of the season will be staged has been completed. But there is, Di Resta acknowledges, many, many more miles - and laps - to go.
One of the worst kept secrets in Formula 1 was confirmed yesterday when Paul di Resta was officially named as one of Force India's two main drivers for the forthcoming season.
Bathgate's Paul di Resta would have been forgiven if he woke up thinking he was still dreaming this morning. After weeks and months of speculation, the 24-year-old has finally been confirmed as a Force India Formula One racer for this season.
BATHGATE'S Paul di Resta will be confirmed as a Force India Formula One driver tomorrow after months of speculation.
JACKIE Stewart and David Coulthard are two Scots who made the nation proud with their exploits behind the wheel of the world's fastest cars. Now there is new hope in the shape of 24-year-old Paul di Resta that Scotland will once again grace the podiums of Formula 1.