Looking at their own ranks, as well as the drivers in the F1 pool that currently do not have conformed cars for nest year, Team Force India is comfortable with the drivers in their paddock now, and perfectly willing to wait and see who things settle.
Team Principal Bob Fernley knows he has Force India’s #1 seat filled with the returning 27 year old Paul di Resta. It’s Adrian Sutil in their #2 car who’s contract allows options at the end of this season, and may have an opportunity to move on. Fernley seems confident no matter the outcome, force India will be well represented next year in the new Turbo V6 Era.
“Our decision process is one that takes place around the Indian Grand Prix, it’s a shareholder decision and that’s always the timing for us.”
…over-performed. However, there have been disappointments as well. Teaming up 7th and 8th in the opening round in Australia, expectations may have been heightened a bit. The second round in Malaysia brought the team back down to earth with two DNF’s because of wheel nut issues. Qualifying has been good as of yet, with the cars regularly placing high on the grid showing the potential of the rides for interested driver candidates. Felipe Massa has been mentioned as a possibility for a Force India ride as well.
Force India owner Vijay Mallya is in no hurry to make a identify the team’s 2014 lineup. The Force India ride is considered to be the most attractive of those with seats potentially available. The team is currently sixth in the Formula One Constructors Championship race, just 14 points behind McLaren.