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    Well done chap!!

    Hey all,

    dont know if everyone is into motorsport or more so DTM or Formula 1 but a good friend of mines Paul Di Resta has just been confirmed place within the Force India team

    he will be the reserve and test driver for their formula 1 car

    at 23 years of age he has done a lot, and he has deserved everything he has achieved.

    so well done mate.

    anyone not sure on who or what i'm on about here is a little link for you

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    cool. always nice to see young new blood climbing the ranks.
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    FORCE INDIA had a bloody quick car at spa and Monza last year,wich shows they have race winning credentials/maybe this year who knows with F1. VERY LUCKY GUYimo

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    Good to see the Merc drivers moving on to supporting the merc engined F1 teams, what with Gary Paffat being the test driver at Maclaren and good to see Merc helping there team drivers along much like they did all those years ago with a certain Mr Schumacher.

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    Good stuff.

    On a side note, is he being paid for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by !Simon View Post
    Good stuff.

    On a side note, is he being paid for it?
    your actually joking right lol
    of course they get paid
    you do realise how mentally and physically fit you have to be to drive one of those things..?
    its a 1 in a million sort of thing to have the talent to drive one

    my old man use to work for arrows f1 team and i use to sit chatting to the drivers and they all said the same thing.. its not like a every day car you can just jump in it takes many years of practice and skill to be able to move up into f1 driving.. and so on etc..


    but well done to him!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nath_coupe View Post
    your actually joking right lol
    of course they get paid
    you do realise how mentally and physically fit you have to be to drive one of those things..?
    its a 1 in a million sort of thing to have the talent to drive one

    my old man use to work for arrows f1 team and i use to sit chatting to the drivers and they all said the same thing.. its not like a every day car you can just jump in it takes many years of practice and skill to be able to move up into f1 driving.. and so on etc..


    but well done to him!!

    Full list of F1 2009 driver salaries:

    1. Kimi Raikkonen $45m
    2. Lewis Hamilton $18m
    3. Fernando Alonso $15m
    4. Nico Rosberg $8.5m
    5. Felipe Massa $8m
    6. Jarno Trulli $6.5m
    7. Sebastian Vettel $6m
    8. Mark Webber $5.5m
    9. Jenson Button $5m
    10. Robert Kubica $4.5m
    11. Heikki Kovalainen $3.5m
    12. Nick Heidfeld $2.8m
    13. Timo Glock $2m
    14. Giancarlo Fisichella $1.5m
    15. Sébastien Buemi $1.5m
    16. Rubens Barrichello $1m
    17. Jaime Alguersuari $0.5m
    18. Vitantonio Liuzzi $Nil
    19. Adrian Sutil $Nil
    20. Romain Grosjean $Nil
    21. Kazuki Nakajima $Nil

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    its a small world eh steve..

    just think.. u can be his hair stylist

    at last we have some home grown tallent to cheer on good on him..

    soooooooooo.... scottish region road trip to silverston then eh ? lol
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    Good for him, always good to see a mate do well and be successful!

    And there was me thinking that my mate who races Clios had a pretty good job, I am jealous of both big time, I would give anything for a job in motorsport, even if it was an office job!
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