Paul di Resta and his former manager Anthony Hamilton have resolved their legal dispute with an out of court settlement.

Hamilton – father of 2008 World Champion, Lewis – launched legal action against his former client after being sacked by the Scot in mid-2012, who will make a return to the DTM championship after failing to secure a seat on this year’s Formula 1 grid.

Their dispute relates to a £4.6 million deal with the energy drink company Go Fast, where it alleged that Hamilton syphoned off a portion of the money relating to the use of Di Resta’s image rights into a Swiss bank account run by the Hamilton family.

In his defence, Hamilton tried to argue that he was entrapped by Di Resta, who allegedly secretly recorded a phone conversation with a lawyer involved in the commercial deal.

Both parties have confirmed that a settlement has been achieved, although the exact details of the deal will remain confidential.

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