Force India to wait until end of the season before announcing 2013 driver line-up

The wait goes on to learn who will partner Paul di Resta

By Pete Gill.   Last Updated: 13/11/12 8:29am

  • Share:

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Force India remain in no rush to announce their driver line-up for next season, although team owner Vijay Mallya has confirmed that a short-list has been compiled to identity Nico Hulkenberg's replacement.

While Paul di Resta is under contract to drive for the team for a third successive year in 2013, the team have a vacancy to fill following Nico Hulkenberg's decision to join Sauber as a replacement for the McLaren-bound Sergio Perez.

However, an announcement may still be weeks away with Mallya confirming: "We have traditionally waited until the end of the season to confirm our line-up and I expect we will stick to this schedule.

"With the state of the driver market at the moment there is no rush to make an announcement. We have a shortlist and will take our time to make sure we have the fastest drivers available in our cars next season."

A number of drivers remain in the frame to succeed Hulkenberg, including Adrian Sutil, who drove alongside Di Resta in 2011, and the team's current reserve driver, Jules Bianchi. Another currently-former F1 driver, Jaime Alguersuari, has also been linked with the team, as might Kamui Kobayashi were he to lose his seat at Sauber.

  • Share:

Related

F1 Transfer Gossip

Luca Marmorini: Ferrari confirm his departure

Ferrari confirm Marmorini exit

Ferrari have confirmed that Luca Marmorini, who oversaw the design and development of their power unit, is leaving.

Niki Lauda and Lewis Hamilton

Lauda rubbishes speculation

Niki Lauda describes as “absolute rubbish” reports Mercedes are lining up Sebastian Vettel to replace Lewis Hamilton.

Gutierrez eyes contract talks

Esteban Gutierrez hopes to open contract talks with Sauber soon as the Mexican aims to stay in Formula 1 for 2015.

Most Popular

Features

Palmer's GP2 Diary

Palmer's GP2 Diary

The championship leader on another podium, the battles with Felipe Nasr and the great fans in Budapest.

Under the skin

Under the skin

Ted Kravitz explains the unique placing of the oil tank on the 2014 Ferrari - and the problems it's causing.

Hungary GP analysis

Hungary GP analysis

What would have happened if Hamilton had let Rosberg by? And did Mercedes miss a trick with Lewis?