Paul di Resta says management issues no distraction

Paul di Resta says he is not getting distracted by off-track management issues - even though he wants to start getting his house in order within the next month

Paul di Resta says management issues no distraction

The Force India driver parted with manager Anthony Hamilton earlier this year, and is currently involved in a court case over matters relating to their partnership.

Di Resta has not appointed a replacement manager yet, but hopes to do so within the next few weeks.

"I have been thinking a lot, it was nice to have that time off and just really see where I am in life and what I am doing," said di Resta ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix.

"It is something that I need to look at in the future and, when I feel it is appropriate, I will do it.

"But I am content at the moment and certainly in the near future I need to make a clear decision on what exactly I am doing - where I need to be to explore my opportunities best, whether that is in the racing or equally away from it, because there are other aspects of the business that you need to work on as well."

When asked for a timeframe on making that call, di Resta said: "That's a hard one. It is certainly something I'll be looking at relatively soon. I said I would give myself the August break and then I would explore it."

Although not happy to have to be involved in a court case, di Resta says he is relaxed about the situation - and insists it is not diverting his attention from racing.

"It is not what I really want to go through, but you employ the right people and trust who they are and I will focus on the racing, which is the bit I'm good enough to do," he said.

Di Resta's future in Formula 1 remains open, with the Scotsman favourite for a switch to Mercedes if Michael Schumacher does not continue, and also linked with a move to Ferrari if the outfit elects to replace Felipe Massa.

The Scot preferred not to discuss his current position in the driver market.

"I've said we won't discuss contracts and that is the team's policy, so we won't talk about it," he explained.

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