Edinburgh, Oct 5 (ANI): Formula One driver Paul Di Resta has expressed concerns for his health in light of the new weight limit regulations for next season, after having to trim down since his arrival in F1 in 2011, being one of the tallest drivers.
According to The Scotsman, Di Resta will be put under even more pressure should he retain his seat at Force India.
With the introduction of the new powertrains, motor sport's world governing body, the FIA has increased the weight limit from 642kg to 692kg, the report said.
It means the ideal weight for a driver is around 60-65kg, way below Di Resta's current size, so naturally he concedes he is worried, the report added.
Di Resta said that it was a concern for a driver like him and he was at the upper end, to the point where he is three or four kilos under what he would like to be healthy.
He said that it was a little bit of an unfair advantage for the smaller guys because not only can they move the weight in the right place but they can also get themselves in a healthier state.
Asked whether his future in F1 was at risk as Force India may look at a smaller driver, Di Resta added that it was a bit of a waiting game, the report further said. (ANI)