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Hamilton exit good for Button, says Brundle

"There's not a lot of point saying things like that in a way now," said Brundle about last week's comments from McLaren chairman Ron Dennis. "It's all done and dusted. Just move on."

Brundle did sound a note of caution for another of the British drivers lining up on the Grand Prix grid in 2013 - Force India's Paul di Resta, who was conspicuously overlooked by the bigger teams when they were recruiting this year's drivers.

"There must be a reason why teams didn't take him and they did take Hulkenberg, and they did take particularly Sergio Perez," pointed out Brundle. "Paul needs to understand that, address it, but I think he's got all the speed and skill he needs he just needs to make sure he's applying it every weekend."

While di Resta is expected to retain his seat at Force India, there's yet to be an official announcement from the team about its driver line-up for 2013. Brundle pointed out that di Resta's first priority must be to shine against whoever gets the second seat alongside him.

"For sure you always need to beat your team mate, especially if you're trying to step up," he said.

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justin - Unregistered

January 11, 2013 11:36 AM

I wouldn't be surprised to see Paul Di Resta out of f1 at the end of 2013. He seems handy on occasion, but I don't see that 'x' factor in him. There are better drivers out there without a seat.

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