Updated: 20/07/2012 12:08 | By pa.press.net

Di Resta facing a crucial decision



Paul Di Resta, pictured, is looking for a manager after splitting with Anthony Hamilton

Paul Di Resta, pictured, is looking for a manager after splitting with Anthony Hamilton

Paul di Resta appreciates he faces "a crucial decision" over the next few weeks with regard to his future.

At a pivotal point in the current Formula One campaign, with the summer break on the horizon following Sunday's German Grand Prix and race in Hungary seven days later, driver movement usually figures high on the agenda.

In Di Resta's case, at such a key moment in the year when ideally he requires someone to look after his interests, he finds himself without a manager after recently splitting with Anthony Hamilton. Asked whether he had found anyone to represent his interests yet, Di Resta replied: "I'm just driving away myself at the moment."

At present, Di Resta is taking the advice of Jenson Button's long-term manager Richard Goddard, assisted by James Williamson who was by the Scot's side over the course of the British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone a fortnight ago.

Di Resta knows trying to focus on his driving, as well as looking to secure himself a place in Formula One in 2013, is a difficult balancing act. He added: "At the end of the day it's the results I need to concentrate on because the biggest thing for me is making sure I'm in a Formula One car for next year.

"Right now I'm with Force India doing the best job possible for them, and they're trying to get the best results for me. I'm just trying to secure a drive for the future."

With reference specifically to being advised by Goddard, Di Resta added: "I had James (Williamson) at Silverstone, he was helping.

"They've been very good to me. I'm very good friends with Jenson (Button) and DC (David Coulthard), who they represent. It seems the best thing for me to do at the moment. At the end of the day I'm just doing my own thing, getting advice.

"I appreciate I face a crucial decision. I need to decide pretty quickly what way I want to go. It's all just happened (the split with Hamilton). It's pretty raw, and I'm dealing with it when I've got time.

"Of course, we've two big weekends before the August break, and I believe that is the time to make sure you are putting yourself in the right places and making sure you know what you are doing."

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