Di Resta confirms Hamilton split and eyes teams up the grid

Paul di Resta (GBR) Force India F1 in the Press Conference.Jul.6 (GMM) Paul di Resta has admitted his ambition is burning to move up the Formula 1 grid, with his name widely linked with Mercedes powered outfits other than his current Force India teams.

But the 2013 ‘silly season’ might have come at an awkward time for Di Resta, in the wake of reports this week he has split with his manager Anthony Hamilton.

“I think everything’s been said that has to be said. I confirm that we’re not working together,” Scot di Resta said at Silverstone on Thursday.

But he denied the situation could spoil the momentum of his apparent links to bigger teams for 2013.

“At the end of the day, it’s the results that count for me and what’s going to drive me forward,” said the 26-year-old, who closed down any further discussion about his management split.

According to the Independent newspaper, he was more willing to talk about the rumours he has been discussed behind closed doors by Mercedes, McLaren and possibly even Ferrari.

“It’s not a distraction,” he insisted, “it’s a compliment in a way. And it’s no secret that I want to win races in F1.

“I’m happy where I am, but I’m greedy because I want more.”