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Paul di Resta excluded from qualifying for British Grand Prix // Force India face more qualifying woe as Di Resta is forced to the back

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Paul di Resta excluded from qualifying for British Grand Prix
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Paul di Resta has been stripped of his highlight fifth grid slot for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, after the stewards found his car to be underweight. The FIA got involved when it was reported the weight of car and driver was 0.5 kilograms below the limit, and once the car was drained of fuel that discrepancy went up to 1.5 kilograms.

Reports suggest there was something in the weight of the driver, as Paul himself took to the scales at the end of qualifying and recorded a lower weight than usual.

After hearing from team members, the stewards have excluded Paul di Resta from qualifying, although he will be allowed to start the race from the back of the grid. This will upset Di Resta greatly, after he previously tweeted about his day on track: “Mega happy with today, P5. Massive commitment needed for a qualy lap here. Great job by all. Big push for tomorrow’s race.”

This is the third race in a row where Di Resta has struggled in qualifying - in Canada, he made up ten positions to finish seventh, and he’ll have to do it all over again at Silverstone.