Certainly an uncertain line-up for Thursday's Drivers' Press Conference

Kimi, Vergne and Senna among those summoned to face the press

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Kimi Raikkonen has yet to sign a contract extension with Lotus

Kimi Raikkonen has yet to sign a contract extension with Lotus

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Expect plenty of questions about the 2013 line-up during Thursday's Drivers' Press Conference in India after the FIA announced its list of attendees.

To varying degrees, each of the six drivers summoned - Nico Hulkenberg, Narain Karthikeyan, Heikki Kovalainen, Kimi Raikkonen, Bruno Senna and Jean-Eric Vergne - are still yet to finalise their futures in the sport.

While Hulkenberg is believed likely to swap Force India for Sauber, Raikkonen has still yet to finalise a contract extension with Lotus.

Kovalainen is out of contract at Caterham, Senna's position is under threat at Williams, while both Karthikeyan and the improving Vergne are yet to sign deals for next season.

By contrast, Friday's Team Principals' Press Conference will be very much a heavyweight affair with Caterham's Cyril Abiteboul and Monisha Kaltenborn, the newly-appointed Sauber boss, joined by Eric Boullier, Stefano Domenicali, Christian Horner and Martin Whitmarsh of Lotus, Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren respectively.

Somehow, we rather suspect that the World Championship will be very much top of the agenda then!

Thursday's Press Conference Line-Up:
Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
Narain Karthikeyan (HRT)
Heikki Kovalainen (Caterham)
Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus)
Bruno Senna (Williams)
Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso)

Friday's Press Conference Line-Up:
Cyril Abiteboul (Caterham)
Eric Boullier (Lotus)
Stefano Domenicali (Ferrari)
Christian Horner (Red Bull)
Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber)
Martin Whitmarsh (McLaren).

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