Saturday, 17 December 2011

Sahara Force India drops Sutil, confirms Di Resta, Nico

Adrian Sutil was today dropped as driver of the Sahara Force India Formula One team as it named Paul Di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg in the line-up for the 2012 season.

Briton Di Resta continued with the team for his second season in a race seat, while German Hulkenberg stepped up from his role as reserve driver.

Team Principal and Managing Director Vijay Mallya praised Sutil for the contribution he has made to the team and wished him success in future.

"Our new line-up means we say 'goodbye' to Adrian Sutil, who has been with the team since we entered the sport. He has been an integral part of our success over the past four seasons and we wish him well for the future," he said.

"I am delighted to present our line-up for the 2012 season. In Paul and Nico we have two extremely talented drivers with tremendous potential. I think Paul caught the eye of everybody in the pit lane during his rookie season. His speed, maturity and racecraft confirmed that we were right to believe in him and we look forward to working with him again next year.

"As for Nico, we identified him as a rising star at the end of 2010 and chose to evaluate him during the course of this season. Despite having only limited time in the car, he convinced us that he deserved a race seat for 2012," Mallya said in a release. 


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