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Paul di Resta
Di Resta won the DTM touring car championship in a Mercedes

Scottish driver Paul di Resta could replace Michael Schumacher at Mercedes if the German seven-time world champion decides to retire for a second time at the end of the season. Di Resta, 25, has impressed for Force India (who use Mercedes engines) in his debut Formula 1 season.Full story: Sunday Express

Lewis Hamilton has hit back at suggestions that he has only reached the top of his profession because he has been groomed by McLaren. Full story: The Observer

Pirelli has chosen the tyre compounds that will be used for the next three races. In Turkey and Spain they will be the same as for the first three races - with the hard and soft tyres as the prime and option choices. In Monaco, it will be the soft and the super soft, which has not yet been used in 2011. (Pirelli).

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