Paul di Resta, Force India, Montreal. 2012

Paul di Resta splits from manager Anthony Hamilton

F1 Fanatic round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Paul di Resta, Force India, Montreal. 2012In the round-up: Paul di Resta parts with his manager, Lewis Hamilton’s father Anthony.


Top F1 links from the past 24 hours:

Di Resta in shock split from manager Hamilton (The Telegraph)

“It is believed that the break-up, which happened some weeks ago, was not planned and the situation between the pair remains delicate, which may lead to some awkward questions for di Resta ahead of his home Formula One grand prix at Silverstone this weekend.”

Q&A with McLaren?s Sam Michael (F1)

Sam Michael: “We have upgrades going to Silverstone as well, as we do at every race. So we are hoping they can bring at least a tenth.”

F1 penalty system set for an overhaul (Autosport)

Derek Warwick: “Whether anything can come of them and they can be introduced, I don’t know – this is all a new process, we didn’t use to have these meetings. Charlie will go away, analyse it and make recommendations. There might be a few changes coming along in the next few months or year.”

BBC is the home of F1 and we’ll honour seven-year deal, insists Humphrey (Daily Mail)

Jake Humphrey: “I’ve been told categorically that the BBC are sticking with F1 until the end of the current deal and perhaps longer. I can’t see that they are going to come out of this early.”

Why F1 drivers love the British GP (BBC)

“It reminds me of Suzuka in Japan – it is fantastic to drive and it is one of few tracks where you really feel what an F1 car is capable of, what the downforce is doing.”

The accident at Duxford (Joe Saward)

“It is still a little early to say what happened at Duxford, but clearly the accident involved either a technical glitch or inexperience. One can, of course, ask whether it was wise to have a truck with the tail-lift down in proximity to an F1 car being tested.”

Stirling Moss: A history of Silverstone race track (CNN via YouTube)

Williams F1 Team Exclusive Fan Experience (Motorsport Industry Association)

“Williams Formula One Team is supporting National Motorsport Week 2012 (NMW), announcing their exclusive factory tour for fans in Autumn 2012.”

British Grand Prix Pub Crawl… At the only pub in the village!

The F1 in Pubs team is organising a meet-up on Friday evening, I’m going to try to make it along.

F1 Fanatic via Twitter

Lotus will display Batman logos this weekend. Based on the last film expect the cars to plod around for three hours without going anywhere.”

How to pick a British Grand Prix winner (Unibet)

My new article for Unibet.

Comment of the day

I wasn’t expecting to find anyone who’d been to more British Grands Prix in a row than Nigel Bryce but, sure enough…

Yes, I can beat Nigel by one ?ǣ my first was 1974. And that includes all the non-championship F1 races in the seventies and the European Grand Prix at Brands Hatch and Donington.
Peter Maynard

From the forum

Happy birthday!

No F1 Fanatic birthdays today.

If you want a birthday shout-out tell us when yours is by emailling me, using Twitter or adding to the list here.

On this day in F1

Nigel Mansell won the 1987 French Grand Prix, 7.7s ahead of Williams team mate Nelson Piquet.

The Honda-powered cars dominated, third-placed Alain Prost finishing 55s behind Mansell.

Here’s footage of the race with a characteristically forthright piece of commentary from James Hunt, suggesting Piquet should retire from motor racing after he stalled his engine during a pit stop:

Image ?? Sahara Force India F1 Team