Di Resta signs up with Button’s manager image

Jenson Button and Paul di Resta now share a manager.

Force India’s di Resta, who recently dumped his former manager Anthony Hamilton, is now officially in the management stable headed by Richard Goddard.

The Scot has been advised by The Sports Partnership since the Hamilton split, which is now in the hands of the courts.

“Based on how it’s gone and having seen what they’ve achieved with other clients, in and out of the sport of F1, it became clear that it was the right way to go,” said di Resta.

The Anthony Hamilton split and tie-in with Button’s management group comes at an interesting time, with di Resta linked with Lewis Hamilton’s 2013 McLaren seat.

There may also be a conflict of interest issue, if Goddard is steering the careers on both sides of McLaren’s garage.

Goddard said it wouldn’t be a problem.

“There are two of us at the top of The Sports Partnership and if needed James (Williamson) could always look after one whilst I looked after the other,” he told the Telegraph.

Anyway, di Resta said it is premature to be talking about a move to McLaren.

“It’s always nice to have speculation, to see the interest,” he said at Monza.

“But it’s something I can’t let my brain run away with. I’m in the car this weekend and expected to do a job. That is going to be the focus.”