Sunday, 19 October 2014

Force India waiting to announce 2015 line-up

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(Sahara Force India Formula One Team)

The Sahara Force India Formula One Team have confirmed that they are waiting to see what Ferrari do in relation to their 2015 driver line-up before the Silverstone based outfit confirm their line-up.

It is expected that Sebastian Vettel will join Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari next season after the Finn confirmed on Friday that he will more than likely stay on at Ferrari beyond his current contract which expires at the end of next season.

Nico Hulkenberg has linked with a move to Ferrari for a number of seasons however it has never materialized with the German having been considered for the seat alongside Fernando Alonso at the Italian team for this season however the Italian outfit opted instead to re hire Kimi Raikkonen.

As a result Hulkenberg returned to Force India following one season with the Sauber F1 Team. He had also been considered for a seat alongside Romain Grosjean at the Lotus F1 Team however they chose Pastor Maldonado over the German.

Sahara Force India as it turns out have done a fantastic job compared to the Lotus F1 Team with the Silverstone based outfit in 6th place in the championship on 123 points, 115 points ahead of the Lotus team.

Force India’s deputy Team Principal Robert Fernley has stated that the team won’t confirm their line up before the next race in Austin, Texas.

Sergio Perez confirmed recently that he is confident of remaining with Force India next season. It is also more than likely that Hulkenberg will remain with the team next season. The 2014 season has been one of the German’s best to date and is currently in eighth place in the championship on 76 points.

© Ben Johnston 2014

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