Di Resta reprimanded for collision
8 September 2013 – Force India driver Paul di Resta has avoided serious punishment after his collision with Lotus rival Romain Grosjean during the first lap of Sunday afternoon's Italian Grand Prix, with the Monza stewarding panel opting to hand the Scot a reprimand.
While battling for position on the run to the Roggia chicane, di Resta misjudged his braking point and hit the back of the Frenchman's car, putting himself out of the race.
"I just got caught out going into the second chicane because the cars ahead of me got backed up – I guess they were reacting to the tussle going on ahead of them," said di Resta, when recalling the incident. "I locked both front tyres trying to stop the car and ended up hitting Grosjean. Unfortunately it was too late to take avoiding action."
The stewards later acknowledged: "The driver made an attempt to avoid the collision by trying to drive between cars #8 and #15, but in doing so collided with car #8."