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Di Resta suffers disqualification heartbreak

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Force India's Paul di Resta will start the British Grand Prix from the back of the grid - or even from the pits - after he was disqualified from Saturday's qualifying session because his car was underweight.

The Scot could barely contain his delight said he was 'over the moon' after he put his Force India in 5th place during qualifying - his best ever Saturday performance - behind only both Mercedes and Red Bull drivers.

However he was soon brought crashing back down to earth after he was disqualified when his car was found to be underweight.

Under FIA regulations both driver and car must weigh combined at least 642kg - however Di Resta and his car was found to be 1.5kg under that figure.

Force India blamed the discrepancy on Di Resta's weight after qualifying, although team boss Bob Fernley said afterwards that the driver had returned to his normal weight. The team will likely appeal the decision before Sunday's race.

Should the car be found to be the problem Force India may face further punishment because under the rules they are unable to add ballast to the car to increase its wieght after qualifying.

The British Grand Prix is special for Di Resta not only because it is the closest thing he has to a home race but also because Force India are actually based at Silverstone.

If Di Resta's disqualification is upheld then it would place him at the back of the grid, and move everydriver bar the Mercedes and Red Bulls up one place, including Marussia's British driver Max Chilton, who had qualified in last place.

 

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