F1 fans spot ‘irony’ after Paul di Resta tells David Coulthard to “stop talking”

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There was an embarrassing moment for ex-Formula 1 driver Paul di Resta when he was accidentally broadcast telling David Coulthard to “stop talking” after the French Grand Prix.

Following F1 races, the top three are traditionally interviewed by an ex-grand prix driver-turned-broadcaster after stepping out of their cars and before the podium ceremony. The likes of Martin Brundle, Johnny Herbert and Mark Webber have done the job and following the race at Paul Ricard, it was the turn of Coulthard, who is co-commentator for Channel 4.

As the former McLaren and Williams driver quizzed racer winner Max Verstappen, Di Resta, who had been on co-commentary duty for Sky Sports F1 in the absence of Brundle, was broadcast on the official F1 feed urging his fellow Scot to cut the interview short.

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The slip was spotted by a number of fans on social media, who were unimpressed by Di Resta’s accidental intervention.

“The irony, when this is exactly what I'm saying to Paul Di Resta during his commentary,” joked one fan on Twitter while another added: “Ironically, something I've been saying about Paul all afternoon!”

“There should be an option to mute certain broadcasters because I cannot listen to PDR,” said a third. Another fan added: “I couldn’t believe it when I heard it, I was alone in the room too so I knew someone on tv must have said it.”

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Other social media users agreed. “Something we’ve all been saying to PDR,” said one tweeter. One commented: “Funny thing is, that is exactly what most people say about PDR.”

“He’s one to talk,” said a fan on Twitter while another made it clear they were on Coulthard’s side, posting: As if PDR is telling a far more successful driver to stop talking [clown emoji] I’d listen to DC all day long.”


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