Di Resta and Hamilton make peace and settle bitter dispute out of court

Paul di Resta with Anthony Hamilton

Paul di Resta with Anthony Hamilton

Paul di Resta and Anthony Hamilton have resolved a bitter legal dispute by agreeing to an out of court settlement.

Hamilton, father of 2008 Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, brought the claim after being dismissed as manager by former Force India driver Di Resta.

The dispute centred around a multi-million euro deal with Go Fast energy drinks company, and whether some money linked to the Di Resta’s image rights ended up in a Grenada-based account run by the Hamilton family, constituting a breach of contract.

Di Resta lost his Formula 1 drive  with Force India and has returned to compete in DTM for Mercedes.

Paul di Resta with Anthony Hamilton

Paul di Resta with Anthony Hamilton before the bust up

The Scot told the Daily Mail, “This has been a difficult year and I am just pleased to put it behind me and to concentrate on my racing. I am looking forward to racing in DTM for Mercedes this year and to the future ahead.”

Hamilton said of the out of court decision, “I am very sorry that Paul and I fell out to the extent we did, and I am pleased to put this matter to bed.”

He added, “Paul is a very talented driver and it is a real shame that he does not have the F1 seat in 2014 that he deserves. I am sure he will do fantastically well in DTM for Mercedes, and I wish Paul the very best for the future.” (GP247)

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  • Boycottthebull

    With Di Resta out of F1 the potential money well dried up so there was nothing left for Hamilton to sue for. I hope he didnt get a cent.

  • Hugo Lafreniere

    Thankfully this trial allowed the world to see what a lying sack of sh*t Hamilton senior is. So hopefully his career is over. Poetic justice is great.

  • symanski

    I hope A. Hamilton lost money through this.

  • jimcart

    I think formula 1 has a lot of underhand dealings going on and part of this has resulted in Di Resta’s career what with McLaren signing Sergio Perez only for them to boot him out then as much as stick a knife in Di Resta’s back and I to hope Hamilton lost through this and I wish for nothing but Problems and penalties for both McLaren and Force India!