Monday, 21 May 2012 19:35
Paul di Resta is at the front of the Formula One driver queue should Mercedes-Benz need to replace Michael Schumacher.
That was the claim on Monday of Nick Fry, the Chief Executive of the German car maker's UK based Formula One team.
Seven time World Champion Schumacher's existing three year contract expires at the end of this season.
"Paul's on our radar," Fry is quoted by the Telegraph.
Scot di Resta, 26, has impressed since his debut for Mercedes powered Force India in 2011. He entered Formula 1 as the reigning DTM champion, driving for Mercedes.
"He has done a fantastic job, he's a nice guy, he's a great team player and he would be one of the drivers undoubtedly that, if Michael were to decide he didn't want to continue, we would look at," Fry added.
"We haven't reached that time in our thinking yet, but we have all got a lot of admiration for Paul."