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2016-04-11 07:15:00

24 drivers – 24 questions: Answers by Paul Di Resta

  • In the second half of the season Di Resta is getting going better and better
  • “Nothing compares with the birth of my child,” he says
  • In 2016, the Scot wants to be back among the winners

In 2016, 24 drivers will be battling to make their big dream come true: winning the DTM champion’s trophy. International top-level drivers will be staging entertaining duels in 18 races on a total of nine weekends. We want to introduce the contenders from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in detail and have asked each one of them 24 questions. In no particular order, the answers will be published over the next weeks as a part of our series ’24 drivers – 24 questions’. Today, the 2010 DTM champion joined us to answer our 24 questions. In 2015, Mercedes-Benz driver Paul Di Resta did particularly well in the second half of the season. The Scot scored a total of 90 points to finish eighth in the championship. 

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Describe your 2015 season by dint of six terms: Sorry, I can’t come up with any. 

My nicest DTM moment in 2015: Race one: we knew we had done a great job over the winter building a winning team and car and getting that podium in the season opener on Saturday was critical to lift the team. The work had paid off.

My worst/most disappointing DTM moment in 2015: Crashing in the first qualifying session at the Nürburgring on lap one. We were really competitive, that weekend and looking certain of another top-three result – as we managed to secure the next day when I finished second.

My personal highlights of the year 2015 (both private and job-related): Private becoming a father, nothing compares with that. And when it comes to the racing, to have finished the year as we mean to start into 2016. We really found a groove in my garage with my team.

That’s what annoyed me in particular (both in my private life and job-related): Nothing special

My favourite DTM colleague: My boss, hope he likes me as much… :-)

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My most exciting/most thrilling 2015 DTM weekend: The season finale at the Hockenheimring, when I battled my way up in the final round of the season from 10th position on the grid to finish fourth. 

The biggest surprise of the 2015 season, for me: There weren’t any, from my point of view.

This change / these changes I would love to see for the 2016 DTM season: Closer racing and fair battles. Everyone being professional about putting on a great show. This would help to make my biggest and most important wish come true: more fans on site!

If I hadn’t become a motor racer I would have liked to be a …?: No idea.

That’s what I like particularly: Winning…

That’s what I don’t like at all: My cars being dirty. ;-)

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The motto of my life: Flat out!

My goal for the 2016 DTM season: Win, win, win, stand on top

My favourite racetrack: Suzuka, old school real track for real men. Very tricky, takes you out your comfort zone and no time for a breather. 

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My role model/s: Haven’t got one

My favourite sportsman/sportswoman: Roger Federer

My favourite song: Haven’t got one either  

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My favourite band: Coldplay

My favourite movie: Haven’t got one  

My favourite actor /actress: Ditto

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My favourite dish: Pizza

My favourite car (apart from your DTM racer): Mercedes 300SL

I am a good DTM driver because…: I love my job and being part of Mercedes AMG-DTM. I am fully motivated at being successful with them and pushing the team to new limits to win. Driving racing cars is just the best job in the world.

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