The Scottish ace ends three year Formula 1 stint, and he has secured a return to the DTM with Mercedes for 2014.
Di Resta forced out from the Force India following the Silverstone-based squad opt Sergio Pérez along with Nico Hülkenberg for 2014 F1 campaign.
“It feels really good to be back in the DTM and to see so many familiar faces again,” said di Resta.
“The DTM is a fantastic racing series with three strong premium brands, a very competitive field and a very evenly matched bunch of drivers. I’m really looking forward to working with the whole Mercedes-Benz DTM team and being part of another championship challenge.”
“Much has changed since my last DTM race in Shanghai in 2010 with new cars, a new set of rules and a third manufacturer, but what has not changed is my enormous appetite for success,” he explained.
“Mercedes-Benz has given me a car that I can use to fight for wins and the title. However, I realise that it will not be easy. My competitors have two years of experience with the new generation of vehicles, but, starting with the first test, I’ll be going flat out in order to be capable of winning at the Hockenheim season opener in early May.”