Paul di Resta Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Paul di Resta Quick Info
Height6 ft 1 in
Weight78 kg
Date of BirthApril 16, 1986
Zodiac SignAries
Spouse Laura Jordan

Paul di Resta is a British car racing driver who is best known for driving in Formula One from 2011 to 2013. With time, he has also amassed a huge fan base with more than 550k followers on Twitter, more than 100k followers on Facebook, and more than 150k followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Paul di Resta

Nick Name

Paul

Paul di Resta as seen in a picture taken in June 26, 2009
Paul di Resta as seen in a picture taken on June 26, 2009 (Crosa / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Uphall, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

Residence

Monaco

Nationality

British

Education

He studied at the Bathgate Academy in West Lothian.

Occupation

Pundit, Race Car Driver

Family

  • Father – Louis di Resta
  • Mother – Marie di Resta
  • Siblings – Stefan di Resta (Younger Brother) (Amateur Race Car Driver)
  • Others – Dougie McCracken (Step-Father) (Former Scottish Professional Footballer), Marino Franchitti (Older Cousin Brother) (Race Car Driver), George Dario Marino Franchitti (Former Race Car Driver)

Build

Slim

Height

6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Paul has dated –

  1. Laura Jordan (2013-Present) – Paul got engaged to a girl named, Laura Jordan in December 2013. Later, the couple tied the knot with one another on August 28, 2014. The couple has 2 children, a girl, and a boy.
Paul di Resta as seen in a picture taken at the Grosser Preis von Deutschland on July 19, 2008
Paul di Resta as seen in a picture taken at the Grosser Preis von Deutschland on July 19, 2008 (Zoe Kielstock / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of Italian descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

He has a beauty spot on his cheek and under his lower lip.

Brand Endorsements

He has done endorsement work for various brands including Force India.

Paul di Resta as seen in a picture taken during a live interaction round with the media on October 19, 2014
Paul di Resta as seen in a picture taken during a live interaction round with the media on October 19, 2014 (Stefan Brending / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DE)

Paul di Resta Facts

  1. He was brought up in Bathgate, West Lothian where he completed his schooling from.
  2. Paul started his racing career in karting in 1994 and continued to do so until 2002. He managed to win various competitions during that time including the British JICA Championship in 2001.
  3. At the end of 2002, he was chosen to race at the “British Formula Renault Winter Series,” where he worked for the Eurotek Motorsport team in 2003. Later in 2004, he joined Manor Motorsport.
  4. In 2004, his impressive performance earned him the McLaren Autosport “BRDC Young Driver of The Year Award”. Similarly, his cousin Dario also held the award in 1992.
  5. Until early 2020, Paul worked as a pundit for Sky Sports F1.
  6. His step-father Dougie McCracken passed away on May 5, 2011. He was a professional footballer who played at the position of a defender and a forward.
  7. His cousins Marino and George Dario are both race car drivers. Hence, he is not the first in his family to throttle the gas pedal.
  8. After a disappointing performance in 2013, the Force India had announced the Paul would not be continuing to race with them. Thereafter, he went on a 2-year hiatus before returning to track as a reserve driver for the “Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited” in 2016.
  9. He started working for Sky Sports F1 as a broadcaster in 2016 and in 2018 also began working as a backup race analyst.

Featured Image By Stefan Brending / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0 DE

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