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Di Resta: It was silly

Sunday 25th August 2013

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Di Resta: It was silly

Di Resta: It was silly

Paul di Resta reckons his retirement from the Belgian GP was "quite silly" as he was taken out by Pastor Maldonado.

The Williams driver had been fighting Esteban Gutierrez for position when the Sauber driver managed to edge ahead.

Attempting to retake the position, Maldonado ran wide at the Bus Stop chicane and rejoined in the path of Adrian Sutil.

First tagging Sutil, Maldonado went on to hit di Resta who had been behind his team-mate with the Scot taking the brunt of the collision.

"The traffic was the main event," di Resta told the BBC. "We got stuck in traffic and when we stopped for the third time we were behind the same traffic.

"[The incident] was quite silly and took the rear corner of the car.

"Maybe a point or two was up for grabs but we have to go to Monza and end this pointless run."

Di Resta has not scored since he finished ninth at Silverstone.

Maldonado was hit with a ten-second stop-go penalty for the accident and later stated that he was not aware of the Scot when he rejoined.

"It was my lap to the pit, I did not see Di Resta, I tried to brake and avoid the incident but it was too late," said the Venezuelan.

"Overall, it was a good start but we need to keep pushing just to improve. We pitted too late."

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