BREAKING NEWS: Paul Di Resta will drive for unwell Felipé Massa in Hungary

Paul Di Resta is set to enter his first Formula One event for four years after it was confirmed by Williams that he would stand in for an unwell Felipé Massa.

Massa reported feeling dizzy after the second practice session on Friday and was taken to the medical centre and then local hospital for precautionary checks. He was passed fit to take part in the third practice session however, the symptoms returned and Massa cut short his running during the session.

The regulations state that any stand-in must have taken part in at least one practice session before being allowed to compete in the Grand Prix. Luckily for Williams and reserve driver Di Resta, qualifying counts as a practice session allowing the Scot to compete.

Di Resta last Grand Prix appearance, for Force India, was the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix. Since then, he has become reserve driver for Williams as well as competing in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) for Mercedes. He is currently 12th in that championship with one win under his belt.


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