Di Resta intelligence should pay off, says Franchitti

Multiple IndyCar Champion Dario Franchitti is confident that cousin and Formula 1 newcomer Paul di Resta will succeed in 2011, with the DTM Champion of last year moving into the Force India team alongside Adrian Sutil.

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Dario Franchitti

“I’m confident he will do the job,” Franchitti told the Press Association. “Now he is there he can build on foundations, improve the car, beat his team-mate, move up the grid, all of those things. It’s going to be hard work, but he has all the attributes to do it.

“He has a tremendous amount of talent and he’s a very smart guy, which is key to Formula 1. Everybody in F1 has a gift, to a certain degree, but he has an intelligence too, and determination. I hope we’re going to see him really get a chance to show what he has got.”

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