British racing driver Paul di Resta has an estimated net worth of £460,000.
Di Resta was born in Uphall, Livingston, Scotland, and grew up in Bathgate, West Lothian. He began his karting career in 1994, racing in various competitive series of karts. In 2001 he won the British JICA Championship.
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He began his racing adventure when he competed at British Formula Renault Winter Series in 2002. He raced in British Formula Renault full-time in 2003 with the Eurotek Motorsport team, finishing seventh in the standings with one race win. In 2004, he switched to Manor Motorsport as he finished third place with four wins in the championship standings. Later that year, he won the McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of The Year Award.
Di Resta switched to the Formula Three Euroseries with Manor Motorsport in 2005, finishing tenth in the standings. In 2006, he transferred to ASM Formule 3 team and earned the championship with five wins. He also won BP Ultimate Masters at Circuit Park Zandvoort.
In 2007, Di Resta switched from single seaters to race in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) touring car racing series under Mercedes team. He finished 5th overall in the championships. Di Resta was the highest driver in the standings to drive a non-2007 car. During the 2008 season, he received Mercedes C Klasse wherein he won two races. In 2010, he won three races in a row on the way to winning the championship.
He joined Force India in 2010, as a team’s test and reserve driver. Di Resta made his Formula One race meeting début at the 2010 Australian Grand Prix, where he took part in the first free practice session in place of Adrian Sutil.
Di Resta joined Adrian Sutil in the Force India Formula One racing team for the 2011 season and scored his first championship point at his first race at the Australian Grand Prix. This was followed by another 10th place in Malaysia and 11th in China. He was running fifth in Canada until a collision left him with a penalty and later crashed out of the race. He qualified sixth for his home race at Silverstone.
His third points-scoring finish of the season came in Hungary, where he finished seventh in changeable conditions. In the Italian Grand Prix, he finished 8th, and this was followed by a career-best sixth-place finish in Singapore.
In 2012, Di Resta qualified in the season opener in Australia and finished 10th placed on the race. He competed in the Malaysian Grand Prix, and finished seventh in the race.
Di Resta matched his career best result in Bahrain scoring fourth place. He followed that up with a seventh in Spain.
After six consecutive point finishes in 2013, Di Resta recorded five consecutive retirements. On 12 December, it was announced that he would not be retained as a driver with Force India for the 2014 season.
In 2014, Di Resta returned to DTM series driving for Mercedes. Di Resta finished the season in 15th place having scored points only three times, all three being 4th-place finishes.
After a two year absence from the sport, it was announced that Di Resta will return to Formula One as reserve driver for Williams F1.