FORMULA One driver Paul Di Resta’s racing future is in doubt after his team Force India signed up Sergio Perez.
The 23-year-old Mexican signed a multi-year deal with the Silverstone-based team today and will partner Nico Hulkenberg for the 2014 season.
Perez arrival as team-mate to Hulkenberg spells the end Uphall driver Di Resta’s time at the team after three racing seasons and one season as test driver.
Di Resta responded to the news on Twitter, saying: “Just want to take this opportunity to thank @clubforce for 4 great years. As a team we’ve come a long way in our time together.
“But it’s now time for a new challenge for me in the next phase of my career and I wish them all the best for the future #beenapleasure.”
The 27-year-old Scot’s next challenge may lie away from Formula One, with Hulkenberg’s vacated seat at Sauber appearing to be his only hope for a competitive drive in 2014.