Britain's Jamie Green believes that Mercedes team-mate Paul di Resta has good reason to feel 'disappointed' with Mattias Ekstrom following last weekend's season finale at the Hockenheimring.

Green, who finished third on Sunday, was right with di Resta and Ekstrom when the two got a little too familiar on the opening lap and he reckons the 2007 DTM champion was far too aggressive.

Speaking following the race, Green said it was reminiscent in a way of his own run in with the Swede at the Circuit de Catalunya back in September, when a final lap fracas resulted in Ekstrom being excluded.

"On the first lap at the hairpin, Mattias Ekstr?m blocked the inner line; when Paul went to the outside, Ekstr?m tried to push him aside - I already know these manoeuvres by him from Barcelona," Green stated.

"I was able to pass on the inside and was second. When Paul closed in I didn't want to obstruct his race [as he had a chance to take the title].

"This year I have won twice and until two races ago I was still in contention for the title. Unfortunately I also had a problem with Ekstr?m at Barcelona and lost my chances for the championship."

Green's fellow countryman Gary Paffett meanwhile finished eleventh and having got the best results over the course of '08 with a 2007 machine, he gets the prize for the best-placed driver with a year-old car.

"My race was quite okay," said Paffett. "However, I struggled with oversteer and was not able to move up in the race."



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