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Di Resta leaves F1 team Force India

Paul Di Resta has returned to racing touring cars after leaving Formula One team Force India, based at Silverstone in Northamptonshire.

Di Resta has switched to the German Touring Cars championship, DTM, rejoining Mercedes with whom he won the title in 2010.

Di Resta lost his place at Force India to Sergio Perez. But he feels his experience over the past three years will benefit his new team.

Force India duo hold clear-the-air talks

Paul Di Resta Credit: PA

F1 racers Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil have held clear-the-air talks after the Chinese Grand Prix fracas.

The Silverstone-based Force India duo collided on the opening lap of last weekend's Chinese GP.

The Scot was forced on to the grass and resulting in a loss of several places down the order.

Sutil was later forced into retirement after Esteban Gutierrez ran into the back of the German, whilst Di Resta at least recovered to finish eighth.

The team-mates have spoken and said the matter is 'all water under the bridge'.


F1 mechanic hit by car escapes serious injury

Force India F1 car

It's been reported that a mechanic for the Force India team, based at Silverstone in Northamptonshire, has escaped serious injury after being hit by one of the team's cars as it came into the pits.

Autosport magazine says it happened this morning during official Formula One testing at the Jerez circuit in Spain.

It says the car, piloted by test driver James Rossiter, hit the mechanic, who was holding the front jack, throwing him into the air. He was taken for medical checks but Autosport says he was just bruised and shaken.