Bob Fernley: 'Paul di Resta could be world champion'

Formula 1 driver Paul Di Resta on February 1, 2013
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Force India's Bob Fernley believes that Paul di Resta could be a Formula 1 world champion with the right car.

Force India deputy team principal Bob Fernley has said that Paul di Resta could be a Formula 1 world champion given the right car.

The Scot narrowly missed out on his first podium finish in F1 at the Bahrain Grand Prix, having been overtaken by Lotus's Romain Grosjean in the closing stages of the race.

Fernley told Sky Sports News: "Absolutely, there is no reason why he and a number of others would not have as well, but certainly Paul could.

"Probably at least 50% of the drivers on the grid today, given the right car and package, would be a world champion, because they are some quality drivers."

The result leaves the 27-year-old eighth in the driver rankings.

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