Driver Di Resta sued over contract breach

Paul Di Resta being sued.Picture: Ian Georgeson
Paul Di Resta being sued.Picture: Ian Georgeson
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Racing driver Paul Di Resta yesterday told a High Court judge that former manager Anthony Hamilton – the father of Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton – had not “performed as much as he should”.

Mr Di Resta from Uphall, West Lothian – a driver with the Sahara Force India Formula 1 team – said he had thought that Mr Hamilton was the best manager to help him progress from touring car racing to Formula 1 when they teamed up in 2008. But he said Mr Hamilton had not secured a Formula 1 drive for the 2009 season.

Anthony had a good reputation in Formula 1, said Mr Di Resta, but “he didn’t perform as much as he should have done”.

Mr Di Resta is being sued by Mr Hamilton for wrongful termination of a contract. Mr Di Resta disputes Mr Hamilton’s claim,.

The hearing continues.