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Hamilton launches court proceeding sin di Resta split

Anthony Hamilton has filed court papers following his management split with Paul di Resta, as details of the break-up come to light.
Paul di Resta's decision to part company with manager Anthony Hamilton looks set to get messy, after the latter filed papers at London High Court claiming that the termination of his contract was unlawful.

News of di Resta's decision to drop Hamilton as his manager broke over the British Grand Prix team, but sources claim that the relationship actually broke down during the Chinese round, when di Resta discovered that he had been misled over a possible sponsorship deal.

According to Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, di Resta is understood to have discovered that Hamilton, the father of 2008 world champion and current McLaren driver Lewis, had misreported details of a potential multi-million pound deal with the energy drink brand Go Fast, which di Resta had approached him with after it was set up by friend Jordan Wise. Hamilton allegedly suggested that the driver buy the rights to the brand from Force India so that they could proceed with the deal, claiming that they were worth in the region of £1.5m, but, after not hearing back from the team and deciding to press the issue while the F1 series stopped over in Shanghai, di Resta was informed that the rights were worth only £800,000.

It was at this point, according to the report, that the 26-year old Scot decided to terminate his contract with Hamilton, despite the matter not coming to light for a couple of months. di Resta, who has been tipped as a potential candidate for the Ferrari and Mercedes teams in coming years, is now taking advice from the Sports Partnership, a company set up by Jenson Button and his manager, Richard Goddard.

Hamilton, meanwhile, has reacted by bringing a case for wrongful termination of contract and loss of earnings, although it is expected that the matter could be settled out of court.




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Neutral Racer - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 11:39 AM

Paul must firmly believe that A Ham was intentionally trying to deceive him and this was not an honest over-valuation. For A Ham's own personal gain? You don't just dump your manager cold like that unless you've lost all faith and trust in him. Was it just this one incident - or was there more stuff leading up to it?

Dylan - Unregistered

July 31, 2012 10:29 AM

From where does this all di Resta hype come from? it makes my head spin 'rolleyes:' Hulkenberg is clealy faster than him (sorry fanboys) and linking him to Ferrari???!!! Come on guys! Please be more realistic if he doesn't lose his seat in FI is a great thing for 2013. We know Mercedes has an engine deal with FI to run him but that was linked to DTM not for what he achieved in F1! Back on topic not being linked to Hamilton senior won't make things easier for him in F1 I think he should had waited this season end before ditching him.



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