Di Resta, Hamilton head to court

2012-07-31 12:06

The recent split between Paul di Resta and his former manager Anthony Hamilton is getting heated as its been reported by The Telegraph that they’re heading to court.

The newspaper said Hamilton, father of McLaren driver Lewis, has filed papers in London’s High Court for wrongful termination and loss of earnings.


Force India’s di Resta said he fired Hamilton after he was misled about an energy drinks sponsorship with a company called ‘Go Fast’.

Di Resta brought the R55.2 million deal to Hamilton and was told by his former manager that buying his drinks sponsorship rights from Force India would cost R20-million.

Di resta approached the Silverstone-based team and found out buying the rights from Force India would cost only R10-million. Hamilton was fired soon after.


Hamilton and di Resta would not comment. However, the row could have a wider effect, with di Resta now working with the Sports Partnership, a management firm headed by Jenson Button and his manager Richard Goddard.

Button and Lewis Hamilton are teammates at McLaren.

Journalist Tom Cary wrote: "It is thought most likely that both parties (di Resta and Anthony Hamilton) will agree to settle" before the case reaches court.