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05/13/11
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Di Resta would be 'happy' with Mercedes seat
(GMM)  Paul di Resta on Friday admitted he can see himself wearing silver overalls in the near future.

The Force India rookie has impressed so far in 2011 and his existing links with Mercedes have triggered rumors he could replace the struggling Michael Schumacher.

"I certainly would not mind a Mercedes.  It would make me happy but there is currently no agreement," the 25-year-old reigning DTM champion with Mercedes told Germany's Sport Bild.

"I still feel a part of the Mercedes family and I certainly wouldn't mind being a full member again one day," added di Resta.

"At the moment I have a contract with Force India and I am giving that my full attention."

Given his impressive performance so far in 2011 alongside the very experienced Adrian Sutil, it is an interesting side-note that in 2006, di Resta beat his teammate - a certain Sebastian Vettel - to the Formula 3 Euro Series championship.

He insists it doesn't mean he is better than Vettel, the reigning world champion and runaway 2011 championship leader.

"That (2006) was then," said di Resta.  "You can never compare the present with the past, so I am not going to say that I am better than the reigning world champion."

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