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Di Resta ponders move to USA

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Paul di Resta is considering a move to the USA to try his luck at IndyCar as his Formula One options appear to be diminishing.

With his Force India seat still not confirmed for 2014, di Resta admitted at the weekend he was looking at alternatives. One involves following his cousin Dario Franchitti into IndyCar.

"I built a good reputation in DTM [an international touring car racing series, which he won in 2010], and there are other opportunities in a few other series," Di Resta said. "I've always been slightly concerned about the safety of it [IndyCar], but sitting down and looking at it logically, it's a serious option to look elsewhere because of the success he has had.

"Racing in America is slightly different, isn't it? In Europe, [Franchitti] is probably under-appreciated. But to sit there at 40, having won four IndyCar titles and three Indy 500s … I would like to be in that position."

He said that he would still prefer to stay in with Force India. "They know what I'm capable of here, they know what I can deliver. I feel like I'm an asset to the team but I can't make the decision for them, and I have to respect their decision. I've said all along I'd love to be part of it.

"I don't know what will happen. I've got to wait and see. We're speaking, and that's all you can do. All is not confirmed yet."

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