Punches allegedly flew in aftermath of Di Resta’s poor qualifying

Paul di Resta was not happy after Montreal qualifying

Paul di Resta was not happy after Montreal qualifying

Reports of a pit garage fight, with punches flying, have emerged to dampen Force India’s 100th Grand Prix weekend celebrations.

In Monaco, angry with the Silverstone based team’s qualifying strategy, Paul di Resta said publicly: “I’m not going to say much because I’ll say something I probably shouldn’t.”

But two weeks later, on Saturday in the wake of qualifying in Montreal, the 27-year-old Scot allowed his frustration to spill over.

He said that Force India’s handling of the session which left him 17th on the grid was “clearly not acceptable”, accusing his team of leaving him stranded in the pits with a minor problem when the track was at its driest.

A day later, rumours were swirling in the paddock of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve of fisticuffs in the Force India garage, the daily Mail reporting that it might have been between di Resta’s trainer and a team mechanic.

Telegraph correspondent Tom Cary said Force India “admitted that a disagreement had occurred”, but denied it was related to di Resta’s criticisms. (GMM)

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  • iMark

    I guess he will stop complaining about “pay drivers” now. They out-qualified him big time, lol.

  • Kimiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

    This guy is such a looser! He always balme the team when it goes badly and when he does well he says it was all his own performance. I hope he quits F1 soon hes such a wanker!

  • Stoner

    These days he is complaining too much about the team , he has to re check where is stands with other drivers in the grid. This guys just an average F1 driver. I haven’t any exceptional performance from him yet. Sutil is quicker than him.
    Di Resta keep your mouth shut or else you might end up without a seat next year. He thought Mclaren will take him in, but they knew how average he was. Force India should replace him next year and bring someone with good talent like Kamui Kobayashi.

  • Apex Assassin

    Lol the team has been an utter embarrassment this season, on pit lane for sure. PDR is making them look good and apparently has a right to be pissed, considering it’s team making mistakes and not him on track… you don’t go from 17th to the points if you suck. Just saying.