When he arrived in Formula 1 in 2011, Paul di Resta was hot property rising through DTM to drive for Force India.

Ever since then there has been a sense the Scot would rise through the ranks to a top seat and possibly a future world championship, but in his three years in the sport that has not happened - so is di Resta the most over-hyped driver on the grid?

I must admit I have never rated di Resta, I watched his rise from DTM as much as anyone and was impressed by what I saw. But succeeding in an open wheel category is much harder after a period in touring cars.

It is also true that the caliber of driver in DTM is not as high as Formula 1, as a result to be able to make the switch from one of the premier touring car series to the premier open wheel formula and expect similar results was never likely to happen.

However now in his third season in F1, di Resta has not even progressed forward from where he started and his results for Force India have not really improved either.

The fact is, much like Jenson Button, the performances that di Resta put in are very dependent on how competitive and well set-up his car is - if the car is slow he is slow, if the car is competitive he is competitive.

The better drivers like Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are able to take a bad car and still be competitive - that is what di Resta lacks.

This season is a perfect example. At the beginning the Force India was very competitive and di Resta was quick also, indeed the Scot was unlucky to miss out on a podium in Bahrain, but his last points finish was at Silverstone in July and mistakes have begun creeping in culminating in crashing out of the Korean Grand Prix this past weekend.

As a result the man once tipped for F1 stardom is now fighting just to stay in the sport.

"I'll hold my hands up, it's me who has made the mistake. I apologise to the team," he told reporters following his crash in Yeongam.

It is also true that with the new regulations coming in 2014 bigger drivers like di Resta are also less lucrative to teams due to the heavier cars and low minimum weight.

"It is a concern for a driver like me," said di Resta.

Asked about his chance of simply staying at Force India next year, he admitted: "It's a bit of a waiting game."

Now then it would seem di Resta has five races to save his F1 career, certainly if the Scot is to remain for 2014 he will need to break his run of six non-points finishes with five DNF's.

So is di Resta over-hyped? When you consider he was tipped as a future world champion, then yes for me he lacks the raw speed needed to be in a top team and succeed.

But he does do enough to deserve a seat on the F1 grid.

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