Paul di Resta struggles on return to DTM

Paul di Resta finished 14th in his Mercedes at Hockenheim. Pic: Getty
Paul di Resta finished 14th in his Mercedes at Hockenheim. Pic: Getty
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Bathgate’s Paul di Resta finished 14th on his return to the DTM Championship at Hockenheim as Mercedes struggled to match the pace of rivals BMW and Audi.

The 28-year-old had started the 42-lap race from 18th on the 23-car grid.

Di Resta was the third-highest Mercedes driver to finish, behind German Pascal Wehrlein and England’s Gary Paffett in 11th and 12th respectively.

Wehrlein finished 53.8 57 secs behind the BMW of winner Marco Wittman.