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Di Resta: No manager, no pay

2012-09-03 07:42

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS - Force India Formula 1 driver Paul Di Resta is hoping to appoint a new manager while lawyers deal with the fall-out due to his split from Lewis Hamilton's father Anthony.

Di Resta, managed by Hamilton senior until Silverstone in July 2012, told reporters at the Belgian Grand Prix that he would not let off-track issues become a distraction.

Di Resta: "I have been thinking a lot, it was nice to have that time off and just really see where I am in life and what I am doing.

"I am content at the moment and certainly in the near future I need to make a clear decision on what exactly I am doing - where I need to be to explore my opportunities best."

NO PAY IN 2012?


Di Resta said a decision on a new manager would be made "relatively soon". He has close ties with Mercedes, for whom he won the German Touring Cars title, and he could take over from Michael Schumacher should the veteran decide to retire at the end of 2012.

The Daily Telegraph reported in July that Hamilton is suing for wrongful termination of his contract and loss of earnings.

Earlier in August we reported that Force India duo Nico Hulkenberg and di Resta may have gone without pay as the 2012 Formula 1 season passes the halfway mark.

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Reuters