Born: 16 April 1986
Job description: Reserve Driver
2016 - 2017 - Reserve Driver, Williams Martini Racing
2011-2013 - Race Driver for Sahara Force India Formula One Team
2010 - DTM Championship with HWA Team, series champion
2009 - DTM Championship with HWA Team, 3rd overal
2008 - DTM Championship with HWA Team, 2nd overall
2006 - Formula 3 Euro Series, series champion. Masters of Formula 3 winner
2004 - McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winner. Formula Renault 2.0 UK Championship, 3rd overall
Paul began karting in 1994, competing in a number of different series before he won the British JICA Championship in 2001. In 2002 Paul made his single-seater debut in the British Formula Renault Winter Series, before stepping up to the Formula Renault 2.0 UK Championship in 2003. In 2004 Paul remained in Formula Renault 2.0, where he finished third overall with four wins, nine podiums and four pole positions, which helped him secure the McLaren Autosport BDRC Young Driver of the Year Award.
In 2005 Paul made the step up to the Formula 3 Euro Series. He finished 10th in his opening season but in 2006 he was able to take the title and beat his beat his teammate and future Formula One world champion, Sebastian Vettel, with five wins, nine podiums and five pole positions. Paul also won the prestigious Masters of Formula 3 race in the same year.
Paul made the move to the DTM Championship in 2007, where he enjoyed four successful years. He finished fifth in his debut season, before finishing runner-up in 2008 and third in 2009. In 2010 Paul secured the title with three wins, seven podiums and three pole positions.
During his time in DTM Paul completed several Formula One tests for Sahara Force India Formula One Team, before stepping into a race seat in 2011. Paul remained with the team for three years, where he went on to score 121 points over the course of 58 grands prix, before returning to the DTM Championship in 2014.
Paul became Reserve Driver for Williams in 2016, and for the 2017 season he will once again spend extensive time with the team at races to ensure he is fully accustomed to the controls and procedures of the Williams Mercedes FW40, should he be required to step into the cockpit during the season.